Palau dengue reaching epidemic, says public health director
Written by Tangata Vainerere   
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

25 AUGUST 2008 KOROR (Pacnews) ------ Palau's public health director says dengue fever has reached epidemic levels, and a reduced budget may make it difficult to combat the debilitating and potentially deadly disease, Radio Australia reports

Dr.Kuartei Stevenson said 31 dengue cases have been reported since 01 August and he warns that six percent of those who contract dengue in Palau could die because of lack of financial resources.

He said most of the recent cases were school children.

Dr Kuartei said  Palau's leadership must make the current dengue outbreak a national priority and recommends activating Palau's National Avian Flu Influenza and Emergency Infection Task Force……..PNS (ENDS)

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 August 2008 )
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