British tourists have been warned about an outbreak of dengue fever in Fiji.

The UK government is urging travellers to follow the advice of the country’s National Travel Health Network and Centre following the outbreak in the town of Labasa.

The Foreign Office updated its travel advice yesterday to issue the warnings.

Dengue is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes for which there is no specific treatment or widely available vaccine, according to the NHS.

Symptoms typically develop within suddenly four to ten days after becoming infected.