30 Dec 2011

Dengue cases skyrocket in Federated States of Micronesia

11:41 am on 30 December 2011

The number of dengue cases in the Federated States of Micronesia totalled 921 as of December 26.

Of that number 769 were on Yap Island.

A total of 163 patients in critical condition have been admitted to the state hospital.

So far, two deaths had been reported as a result of the dengue type-2 virus.

The Department of Health said any outpatient testing and treatment for suspected dengue cases was free.