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Dengue alert: 4600 cases, three deaths

SITERI SAUVAKACOLO
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Update: 3:56PM A TOTAL of 4600 cases and three deaths from dengue fever have so far been reported in the country.

Confirming this in an interview today, Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma said bulk of the cases were from the Central Division, however, he reiterated that primary care was very important to fight the deadly sickness.

According to figures released earlier this year by the Ministry of Health, 1039 cases were recorded between October 30, 2013 and January 16.

As of January 31, 1400 cases were recorded with the Central Division recording the most cases.

Symptoms of dengue fever include high fever, severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, joint pain, muscle and bone pain, rash and mild bleeding.