Dengue outbreak leaves 3 dead in Palau

Koror— The dengue outbreak have claimed the lives of three people in Palau, where 362 cases of the virus infection have been identified as of July 10, the Bureau of National Health reported.

The first dengue cases in Palau were first detected in October 2016.

According to health officials, the number of cases of dengue seen at Bureau of National Health exceeded the threshold for an outbreak in November of 2016.

“There have been three deaths as a result of dengue virus infection in patients with pre-existing medical conditions and who sought medical attention too late,” the health bureau said.