Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.
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Destination Information for Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna is classified as a French island collectivity, and the two volcanic islands are situated 230 kilometres away from each other in the South Pacific. The islands are separated by more than water, as the Tongan ancestral rootes of the former and Samoan heritage of the latter means there are cultural differences the two.
For anyone looking to learn about the history of the islands, the Talietumu site found just 9 kilometres from the capital of Mata Utu is a must-see. Here you can visit a 15th century fortress which was constructed during the time of Tongan domination in the area. Elsewhere, Mount Puke is the highest peak, and is said to be the refuge of the goddess Finelasi, the protector of the island of Futuna.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as: