TRAVEL WARNING: Dengue outbreak declared in Solomon Islands

Australian’s planning on travelling to the Solomon Islands have been warned of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus Dengue fever.

In a statement on the Australian Government’s Smart Traveller website, Aussie’s were instructed to protect themselves against mosquito bites due to an outbreak.

“In October 2016 the Solomon Islands government declared a dengue outbreak, with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services reporting an increase of about 300 cases of dengue-like illness since early August,” the statement reads.


“The majority of these cases have been in the Guadalcanal Province.”

“We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the Solomon Islands.”