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355 cases confirmed

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, February 20, 2014

A TOTAL of 355 cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in the Western Division, according to divisional health inspector Rakesh Kumar.

Speaking to the Dengue Fever Task Force formed yesterday for the Western Division, Mr Kumar revealed Lautoka and the Yasawa region recorded 208 confirmed cases while another 616 were registered as suspected cases.

Nadi has 109 people confirmed with dengue and 465 suspected cases. For the Nadroga Navosa region, a total of 28 cases have been confirmed. Ra has three cases and Tavua has confirmed seven.

Mr Kumar said the Western Division was still not at a risk of an outbreak.

"We don't have an outbreak in the West which is a good thing but we are also doing our rigorous campaigns to prevent any further spread of the disease."

Mr Kumar said the focus of the ministry in the West was now on source reduction.

"We will go after the source or breeding places of these mosquitoes carrying the virus and conduct spraying campaigns in these areas.

"What we have been doing is identifying vector areas and from there we'll go in and spray these areas with chemicals."

Also revealed during the meeting were dengue fever hotspots.

According to the ministry, hot spots in Nadi include Navakai Settlement, Narewa Village, Votualevu, Korovuto, Malolo and Nawaka. In Lautoka — Tomuka, Delai Saweni and Saru back road.








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