30 Apr 2018

Urgent meeting on Wallis and Futuna as dengue spreads

8:03 am on 30 April 2018

Officials in Wallis and Futuna have held an urgent meeting to discuss the spread of dengue.

In November, an epidemic was declared over the mosquito-borne disease in the south of Wallis, but officials have now confirmed it has spread to the centre of the island.

The public broadcaster reports that a meeting has been held behind closed doors involving officials from the health and environment sector as well as local chiefs.

It reports there is no cause for panic as the same advice is being given, asking people to try to destroy the breeding areas of the mosquitoes.