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Under control

Shayal Devi
Friday, January 24, 2014

DENGUE fever cases in the Western Division are under control and West health inspector Rakesh Kumar said this was made possible with the help of the public.

Mr Kumar said the public had adhered to the warnings and destroyed mosquito breeding grounds.

He said the Health Ministry also worked with the various municipalities in the West to ensure the public was made aware of the dangers of the disease.

"We have been spraying some areas that we have received the cases from, and we have seen that we have managed to control the disease from spreading," he said.

Ministry media officer Evlyn Chetty said the public was reminded to remove dengue mosquito breeding places.

"These are things such as unused tyres, tins and cans and empty coconut shells," she said.

Ms Chetty said from October 30 to January 21, a total of 1235 dengue positive cases were recorded. "The Central Division recorded 1051 dengue positive cases, 139 cases in the Western Division and 45 cases in the North."