29 May 2017

Baby the latest victim of dengue in New Caledonia

5:23 pm on 29 May 2017

A six-month old baby has died from dengue fever in New Caledonia.

According to the newspaper Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes the baby died from the mosquito-born disease last Thursday in Mont Dore.

She was the ninth person to die from dengue during the current outbreak in New Caledonia.

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The government has sent condolences to the family and appealed for vigilance from the public to guard against the epidemic.

There have been more than 3,500 cases of dengue, with nearly 500 hospitalised since January.

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