Travellers returning to NZ, suffering from dengue
18:05 Mon Mar 17, 2014
Taken from/By: Google Report by: Radio Tarana / Rita Narayan
More travellers are returning to New Zealand with dengue fever with the mosquito-borne disease spreading in the region says health authorities there.
Auckland-based Radio Tarana reports of the 35 cases in Auckland so far this year, 24 cases were reported from people who returned from Fiji.
Health services have advised people travelling to the Pacific to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.
Since October 2013, Fiji has recorded more than 10,000 cases of dengue fever, with 12 deaths.
Dengue fever has also emerged in French Polynesia, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.