Fiji Time: 1:34 PM on Tuesday 9 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

167 dengue cases for division

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

THE Central Division tops the country's dengue fever statistics with 167 cases.

The statistics provided by the Health Ministry from January 1 to January 6, established that the Western Division recorded 28 cases while the North hasn't recorded any.

Media officer Evlyn Mani said the ministry had been encouraging people to destroy mosquito breeding places by removing and draining off stagnant water.

"Dengue fever cannot be spread directly from person to person," she said.

"This is transmitted when a person is bitten by a mosquito that carries the dengue virus; a mosquito can also become infected with the dengue virus if it bites a person who has the dengue virus in their blood and this can be transmitted if the same mosquito bites a normal healthy person.

"We reiterate to the public that insecticide spraying kills flying mosquitoes and not their breeding grounds.

"In the meantime, insecticide spraying will start the whole of this week in the Nasinu area," said Ms Mani.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65570.6367
JPY 55.161052.1610
GBP 0.32590.3179
EUR 0.42090.4089
NZD 0.71710.6841
AUD 0.66690.6419
USD 0.47340.4564

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 9th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen
  2. Ryan: Sunshine ahead
  3. Investigation as nurse falls with baby
  4. Police action
  5. Media exec, lecturer take up MP roles
  6. Tuwai ready to cement spot in the team
  7. System slow moving
  8. CORRECTION
  9. Outage disrupts sitting
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  2. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  3. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  4. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  5. Running brawl part of journey to Rio Wednesday (03 Feb)
  6. Rape victim speaks out Wednesday (03 Feb)
  7. No tattoo on rape suspect Thursday (04 Feb)
  8. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)
  9. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  10. $6m proof Wednesday (03 Feb)