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Monday, June 6, 2011

Fiji : Dengue cases on the rise

Article from The Fiji Times :

" MACUATA has 18 confirmed dengue fever cases and people are urged to maintain a clean surrounding at home as preventative measure.

Health spokesman Peni Namotu said dengue fever was normal during this period.

The ministry also received cases from the Western and Central divisions.

"Dengue fever cases are normal at this time of the year because we are experiencing wet weather. Since dengue fever is spread by mosquitoes the best advice to people is to keep a clean surrounding," he said.

"All old tyres, coconut shells, cans and items which are possible breeding grounds for mosquitoes must be destroyed. Items must be disposed properly to prevent the storage of stagnant water, which is a common breeding ground for mosquitoes."

People are advised to visit their nearest medical centre upon experiencing feverish symptoms."

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