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Extent of dengue on agenda

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

PRIVATE medical practitioners are expected to meet with Health Ministry officials this week to discuss the extent of dengue fever.

National adviser communicable diseases Dr Mike Kama confirmed figures were recorded only from government facilities.

However, a meeting with private doctors is expected to give a real account of the extent of dengue fever.

At the end of last month there were 283 cases.

But in the first three days of this year 123 cases were recorded taking the tally to 406.

"The current figures are from all government health facilities around the country," Dr Kama said.

"We are having a meeting with the private practitioners either today or tomorrow to collate the figures.

"This might boost the number a little bit, however, this doesn't change the scenario that we have rising cases of dengue fever."

Dr Kama said the spraying campaign was continuing and the good weather was conducive to this spray campaign.

"It has been three weeks. We have covered all the high risk areas and these are areas where cases have emerged."

He said the onus was on the community to clean their environment.

"People's mind-set and behaviour are very important. We have given you the warning and it's for you to mobilise and adhere to this warning.

"As a community, we can all work together to protect ourselves.

"It's important therefore to prevent dumping rubbish in drains because these are places where mosquitoes breed.

"If we rely on the current spray campaign, it reaches certain places only so it's important that we clean our areas and compounds to avoid mosquitoes from breeding," Dr Kama added.

The Health Ministry is expected to update its statistics today.








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