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Fijian islands still cut off after cyclone, fear of disease outbreaks.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 00:52

Aid workers warn of Zika, dengue outbreaks in cyclone-ravaged areas of Fiji. Katie Sargent reports.

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Days after getting hit by super Cyclone Winston, residents of some remote area of Fiji are still waiting for help. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON SAYING: "We need help at the moment, especially the clothes and food because we are running out of food at the moment." Aid workers are warning of potential outbreaks of the Zika and Dengue viruses, both carried by mosquitoes which will breed in the stagnant storm water. The cyclone slammed into the Pacific island nation late Saturday with winds of up to 325 kilometres per hour. At least 29 people were killed, but there are fears that number could still go up once rescue teams reach areas that have been cut off. The international airport at Nadi has reopened and an evacuation team was being sent to outer islands on Tuesday with supplies including water, hygiene kits and medicine.

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Fijian islands still cut off after cyclone, fear of disease outbreaks.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 00:52