4 Jul 2017

11th dengue death in New Caledonia

5:34 pm on 4 July 2017

New Caledonia's dengue outbreak has claimed another life.

A 54-year-old man has died in hospital - the 11th victim this year.

This year, more than 4,200 have contracted the mosquito-borne disease.

The government said despite the arrival of the cooler season, dengue was still present and a bout ten cases are being diagnosed every day.

It has urged people to be vigilant about protecting themselves against mosquitoes and destroying potential breeding sites.