30 Jun 2019

Dengue claims two lives in Tuvalu

3:27 pm on 30 June 2019

In Tuvalu, two people have died and twenty-one have been hospitalised as a result of dengue fever.

The WHO Pacific reports that there have been 476 dengue like-illness cases; of which 211 were laboratory confirmed.

The majority of the cases (45%) are in children.

In March, Tuvalu's Ministry of Health reported a surge in cases of dengue-like illness.

Tuvalu is to host the Pacific Islands Forum in August.