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Yap dengue virus differs from Marshall Islands outbreak

Health officials have confirmed that two different dengue viruses are responsible for the outbreaks in Micronesia. Marshall Islands has been hardest hit, but there's been a major outbreak in Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Representatives of WHO and the Secretariat of Pacific Communities have visited Northern Pacific islands to assess the extent of dengue fever and decide on the next course of action.

Click to read or hear interview with Dr Yvan Souares, Disease Surveillance, Research, Control and Response Unit, Secretariat of Pacific Communities