By Teddy Cambosa

Recent statistics provided by the organization Pacific Community have seen a spike in dengue cases across several island communities in the Pacific region.

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A total of 3,869 dengue-like-illness cases and 1,973 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue 3 were reported in the Republic of Marshall Islands over the course of May 2019 and 15 December 2020. Two deaths are recorded in the island nation since June 2019, as health authorities have warned that the dengue outbreak is still ongoing.

Meanwhile, dengue 2 is still ongoing in the French territories of Wallis and Futuna, as 10 new local cases have been reported in a span of two weeks.

Teddy Cambosa is a graduating BS Biology student and a former campus journalist at Batangas State University. He is also currently writing for MARKETECH APAC, a small APAC-focused marketing news site.


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