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Dengue deaths

Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 01, 2014

TWO people have died from dengue fever.

Confirming this yesterday, Health Ministry communicable diseases adviser Dr Mike Kama said the 1422 lab-confirmed dengue cases in the country were alarming and critical.

Dr Kama said the figures could increase following the floods in the past two days if timely measures were not taken by members of the public in destroying mosquito-breeding sites.

"The flooding is happening. These are things that can add to breeding grounds of mosquitoes and they can flourish in this kind of situation where there is intermittent rain," he said.

Dr Kama said mosquitoes laid their eggs in stagnant and undisturbed water. He said drums, tyres, pot-plants, banana trees and empty containers easily collected clean water during rainy days.

While 75 per cent of the ministry's budget for dengue fever had been used, he said there were resources available for more funds.





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