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.


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“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.”

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