The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has confirmed that they are investigating the deaths of two United States citizens who arrived in Fiji on the 22nd of May. According to a statement from the ministry, the couple presented with an illness while in the country on holiday in the Western Division.
The statemnt says although they were provided medical treatment as standard of care, their illnesses progressively worsened and despite best efforts, they died within a few days of each other. At this stage the Ministry is conducting investigations into the possible causes and has also put in place necessary public health measures.
The Ministry is also working with the Fiji Police Force’s forensics department, the World Health Organisation, and the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention on determining the cause of death.