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Move Nauru asylum centre dengue patients to Australia - activists

Move Nauru asylum centre dengue patients to Australia - activists

Updated 17 April 2014, 8:59 AEST

The dengue fever epidemic across the South Pacific has reached Nauru with several Nauruans suffering from dengue and at least three people at Australia's asylum seeker processing centre.

The Refugee Action Coalition has called for all staff and the detainees suffering with dengue fever to be flown to Australia for medical treatment.

A spokesman for Australia's Immigration Minister says the three people at the detention centre have been isolated and are receiving appropriate treatment and are expected to make a full recovery.

The spokesman says there is a comprehensive mosquito control program in place at the centre.

Presenter: Catherine Graue

Speaker: Ian Rintioul, Refugee Action Coalition

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