2018-03-20: Fiji's health ministry declared an outbreak of bacterial meningitis in the country. 18 cases were reported between 01 January and 21 February.
Travellers should observe additional hygiene measures and avoid visibly sick people.
Bacterial meningitis: Transmitted by close contact with infected persons. There is an elevated risk of an infection in large crowds, particularly in confined spaces. Symptoms initially include unspecific conditions in the nasopharynx, followed by sudden headache, high fever, chills, vertigo, and severe malaise. Severe progressions of the disease include nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness, rashes, irritability, drowsiness, seizures, stupor and coma. Severe, life-threatening progressions of the disease can occur within a few hours. The incubation period is 2–10 days, in most cases 3–4 days.