10 Apr 2020

Dengue cases rise in the Cook Islands

12:27 pm on 10 April 2020

The Cook Islands government has ordered an extensive clean-up programme after the number of dengue fever cases doubled in March.

There were 101 cases of the mosquito-borne virus last month in Rarotonga alone.

Measures to clear mosquito-breeding sites have been hampered by heavy rain in recent weeks.