Dengue Outbreak In French Polynesia Appears To Be Slowing Down

Five recent hospitalizations in Papeete

Translated by Jennifer Vehia Wheeler

PAPEETE, French Polynesia (Polynésie 1ère, Sept. 24, 2016) – According to the latest Health Watch newsletter, 32 cases of dengue were confirmed in Tahiti and Rangiroa. Five people were hospitalized this week at Taaone Hospital in Pape’ete, three children and two adults. It seems that Dengue has been slowing down in the last few weeks, since no less than 46 cases were reported to the health monitoring bulletin in August.  This trend was confirmed in early September. 

Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes. The symptoms include a high fever that may rise abruptly to 101.3 Fahrenheit. To prevent the spread of Dengue, it is best to avoid mosquito buildup in your homes. It is equally important to think of protecting children and recent arrivals to the territory.  

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