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Fighting dengue

Nasik Swami
Monday, February 03, 2014

THE Health Ministry is working effectively to address the dengue fever outbreak.

Ministry spokesperson Evelyn Mani said there had been meetings by ministries, municipal councils and stakeholders to strengthen anti-dengue strategies.

"Strategies have been put in place to reduce the number of dengue positive cases which seem to have plateaued off in the past two weeks," Ms Mani said.

"It appears the strategies to control the outbreak are working but the need for vigilance remains."

Ms Mani said insecticide spraying had been conducted in high-risk zones to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.

"The public is reminded to discard and destroy any man-made containers that contain stagnant water."

Ms Mani said the Environment Department had assisted in the fight against the mosquitoes by waiving gate fees at the Naboro Landfill allowing the authorities access to discard rubbish.

"The Health Ministry also conducted larval sampling and surveys to confirm the mosquito breed type in order to effectively destroy dengue mosquitoes."

Ms Mani said the ministry was urging members of the public to present themselves early to health facilities should symptoms of dengue fever persist.


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