Flora & Fauna
American Samoa warns about illness outbreak
23-07-2014 - TheGardenIsland,com.
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa is issuing a health alert after about 100 people went to the territory's only hospital with symptoms similar to Dengue fever.
The Department of Health and LBJ Medical Center officials say they detected an illness outbreak among people on the main island of Tutuila having fever, rash and joint pain in the past two weeks.
Health Director Motusa Tuileama Nua says the outbreak may be from mosquito-spread diseases in the South Pacific.