BY GIFF JOHNSON
Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — The Majuro hospital “is like a war zone” because of the ongoing dengue fever and influenza outbreaks.

With all the hospital beds occupied, health authorities considered putting cots in hallways as the dengue outbreak continued with high numbers into early December, coupled with an influenza outbreak that has jammed the hospital’s emergency room with patients.

 As of Dec. 2, 1,165 confirmed and suspected dengue cases have been identified in the two urban centers of Majuro and Ebeye and two outer islands.

On top of the onslaught . . .

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