9 Mar 2016

Fiji records first Zika infection

3:31 pm on 9 March 2016

Fiji authorities have reported a first case of Zika in the country.

The health minister, Jone Usamate, has told the Fiji Sun that a woman in the Western Division has been treated.

He says an awareness campaign is underway and people are advised to destroy breeding places for mosquitoes.

Tests for Zika

Tests for Zika Photo: AFP

In Wallis and Futuna, authorities have warned that the mosquito that can carry the Zika virus is present but no case has been recorded.

Last week, New Caledonia registered a first case of Zika in the latest outbreak of the disease.

Zika had earlier been reported in Samoa, Tonga and the Marshall Islands.