29 May 2024

Samoa dengue fever cases on the decline

From , 6:01 am on 29 May 2024

Samoa government building Photo: RNZI

Dengue cases in Samoa have been on the decline since the first of May, however it comes as influenza cases have been unusually high.

The Ministry of Health declared a dengue outbreak on April 19th. 

Since then, the public has been advised to remove stagnant water sources - which mosquitos use as breeding sites, wear clothing that minimises mosquito bites and use repellents. 

Director-general of health Aiono Dr Alec Ekeroma told RNZ Pacific's Eleisha Foon if there continues to be a drop in dengue cases the outbreak will be called off on Friday.