Via Yahoo!7 in Australia: 11 people confirmed dead, 10,000 infected in Fiji dengue fever outbreak. Excerpt:
Fiji's Health Department has confirmed 11 people have died and over 10,000 others have been infected during an outbreak of dengue fever.
The department's launched a major campaign to get rid of possible breeding areas for mosquitos which carry the disease.
The Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma says the outbreak involves the type-3 strain of dengue fever which has never been seen before in the country.
"The outbreak was detected in mid December, this is a dengue type-3 outbreak and this is new for Fiji," he said.
"But we know we are endemic for dengue infections periodically, every five years we tend to have a surge."
There are also fears the number of people infected may be actually closer to 15,000 with under reporting a major concern.