26 Feb 2019

Type 2 dengue case recorded in Wallis and Futuna

4:23 pm on 26 February 2019

A first case of type 2 dengue has been identified in Wallis and Futuna.

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The health authorities said the victim was infected by a mosquito which is present in the territory.

They have called on the public to be vigilant to contain the outbreak.

People are urged to destroy the breeding grounds of mosquitoes - but efforts have been hampered by continuing wet weather.

Type 2 dengue is found in New Caledonia and this month spread to French Polynesia by a man travelling from Noumea.