Media Statement on the Deaths of Two U.S. Citizens in Fiji

SUVA – For more than a week, the U.S. Embassy has been closely working with the Fiji government, police, and health officials in their investigation into the tragic deaths of two U.S. citizens while on holiday in Fiji.  The Embassy has facilitated contact between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Fiji’s Ministry of Health to ascertain the causes of death and to assist in any related measures.

We appreciate the efforts made thus far by the Fijian authorities and stand ready to provide further assistance, if requested.  At this point, we are not aware of any specific public-health threat to the community.  We will provide updates as appropriate.