1997 - Dengue fever in the Cook Islands
28 February 1997
Disease Outbreak Reported
The weekly number of dengue fever cases has increased steadily on the island of Rarotonga since the beginning of January 1997. Up to 15 February 1997, 123 cases had been confirmed of which 39 had been hospitalized - none of them severely ill. Only dengue virus type 2 has been isolated in this outbreak. WHO has sent an expert to assess current control measures.