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4600 cases

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, February 14, 2014

A TOTAL of 4600 cases and three deaths have been reported in the country as a result of a dengue fever outbreak.

In an interview yesterday, Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma confirmed the bulk of the cases were reported in the Central Division.

"However, we wish to reiterate that primary care is very important to fight dengue fever," Dr Sharma said.

"You as individuals or collectively need to go out in your community and clean up your compound.

"Primary hygiene is very important, we are already undertaking spraying. We have also gone through a grace period where people have been given the opportunity to clean up and our health officials will go out to enforce the cleanliness issues."

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, in opening the Vatuwaqa Primary School hall yesterday, pleaded with students and parents to work together in the fight against the deadly fever.

"I want to ask you children today, and every child around Fiji, to do something very important for me and the country," Commodore Bainimarama said.

"As some of you will know, mosquitoes are carrying a disease called dengue fever, it is making a lot of people very sick and some have even died."

Commodore Bainimarama also pleaded with the public to join in the hunt for those places where the mosquitoes breed.

"Get together with your friends and track down these places where the mosquitoes are coming from, carrying this terrible sickness.

"Make sure your parents keep the gutters clear and the grass cut, the whole country needs to get together to fight dengue fever before this outbreak gets worse."

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