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Samoa reports dengue case, health alert issued
6-03-2014 -

The Samoan Health Ministry has issued a health alert after confirming a dengue fever case in an expatriate, according to an Island Business report Wednesday.

Dr. Take Naseri, Director General of Health said, “This is an expatriate gentleman who is based in Samoa, who had recently returned from Fiji where he was believed to be infected from. He was seen by a General Practitioner for signs and symptoms of Dengue fever and was tested on the 17 February, 2014. On the same day he received a POSITVE Dengue IgM and NS-1 rapid test. His blood specimen is believed to have been sent overseas by the NHS Lab for re-confirmation and serotyping.

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