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Tropical Cyclone Uesi is tracking over New Caledonia, and it's forecast to move southeast towards Australia. The Fiji Meteorological Service said damaging gale force winds were expected to hit the western half of the island, and heavy rainfall is forecast for the rest of New Caledonia.
If you are currently in New Caledonia, follow local news and keep up to date with the weather.
New Caledonian health authorities have declared a dengue fever epidemic, affecting the entire Pacific island nation. The majority of cases are located in the metropolitan area and surrounds of the capital, Noumea.
It's vital that travelers take all necessary precautions to protect themselves from mosquito borne diseases aside from dengue fever and make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance.
Dengue fever, if left untreated can evolve into dengue hemorrhagic fever which can be fatal. It's important that as soon as you feel unwell to seek medical assistance to make sure you get treated as early as possible and for the right condition as some mosquito borne diseases can have similar symptoms.
Other diseases such as zika and chikungunya have also been present in New Caledonia, particuarly during the warmer and wetter months of the year (December - February).
For more information on dengue and how to prevent mosquito bites, read these travel safety articles:
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