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Another two people die of dengue in New Caledonia
8:52 pm GMT+12, 16/03/2017, New Caledonia

Another two people in New Caledonia have died of dengue, bringing to five the number of fatalities this year.
 
Health authorities say a 71-year old man and an 82-year old woman died in hospital in early March after being weakened by the mosquito-borne disease.
 
According to the public broadcaster, since September almost 1,700 people have been infected with dengue.
 
A state of epidemic was declared two months ago.
 
The people most affected by the outbreak are those in the age brackets 15 to 19 and 25 to 29.


SOURCE: RNZI/PACNEWS


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