Minimal risk of Dengue Fever in tourism areas
Taken from/By: Google Report by: Ritika Pratap
The Health Ministry has assured tourists there is little risk to visitors from the Dengue Fever outbreak in certain parts of the country.
To date a total of 2,589 Fijians have been tested positive to the mosquito-borne disease, however there are no international visitors among the confirmed cases.
The Ministry says on the Coral Coast where several major resorts are situated – the 30 people diagnosed with Dengue Fever are locals who contracted the disease elsewhere in the country.
And while there are 255 suspected cases around the airport town of Nadi, none of them are from the main resort island of Denarau.
The Ministry says no outbreak has been reported on Denarau itself, where health authorities are working with resort operators on prevention measures.
To date Central division recorded the most number of cases which stands at 1,635.
International visitors, like the locals, are being advised to take the usual precautions, including the use of mosquito repellent and the lighting of coils and pads.