30 May 2003

Dengue claims 12th life in New Caledonia

5:16 am on 30 May 2003

The dengue outbreak in New Caledonia has claimed another life.

A 62-year old man from the main island's west coast has died in a Noumea hospital, raising the death toll of this year's epidemic to twelve.

A total of nearly 4-thousand people have contracted the mosquito-borne disease since January.