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Heed dengue fever warnings, minister says

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Update: 12:16PM THE Health Ministry is urging Fijians across the country to treat all dengue fever advisories and warnings seriously as more cases are recorded by the authorities.

In an Information Ministry statement, Minister Dr Neil Sharma, said despite continuous warnings, confirmed cases of dengue fever recorded around the country indicated a lack of attention to warnings issued by health authorities.

"We now have a high number of confirmed cases of dengue fever across the country and a high percentage of these cases are from the Central Division," Dr Sharma said.

"The fact is, dengue fever is serious and it can lead to death. So we are in a situation now where the public needs to take ownership and seriously consider the consequences if they fail to take these warnings."

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