Fiji Dengue Outbreak: 11 people have died and 10,000 infected

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Suva: Dengue fever outbreak in Fiji claims 11 lives. Health department of Fiji confirmed the death toll and over 10,000 people got infected throughout this outbreak. The Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma said that the outbreak involves the type-3 strain of dengue fever which has never been seen before in Fiji. Minister said the department has launched a major campaign to clean possible breeding areas. There are also fears the number of people infected may be actually closer to 15,000 with under reporting a major concern. The health ministry is worried about current testing procedures, Minister of health said it needs to be strengthened.