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Dengue kills girl in New Caledonia

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Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

NOUMEA, May 22, 2019, RNZ. An eight-year-old girl in New Caledonia has died of dengue. She died at a clinic in Koutio – two weeks after contracting the mosquito-borne illness, reported the Radio New Zealand.

She is the second person to die in the latest epidemic which started late last year.

This year, more than 3,300 people have been infected of who almost 300 needed hospital care.

Dengue has been diagnosed across all of New Caledonia, including the Loyalty Islands, but most cases are concentrated in the Noumea area.

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