Posted 15 April 2013, 7:23 AEST
A team of health specialists from Australia and Fiji has arrived in Solomon Islands to tackle an outbreak of dengue fever.
Since the first case was reported four months ago, the virus has continued to spread quickly.
Three people have died and there are at least 2,500 suspected cases of dengue fever, mostly in the capital Honiara.
However Dr Yvan Souarès, who manages the Health Protection program at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, says the virus could easily spread to other regions.