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Council steps up fight

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, February 21, 2014

WITH the bulk of dengue sufferers in the West confirmed to be from the Nadi area, town council officials have begun a rigorous campaign to prevent the further spread of the disease.

Special administrator Robin Ali said the council was spearheading a campaign by encouraging residents and homeowners to clean their compounds and destroy all mosquito breeding grounds.

"We call on the residents of Nadi to be aware that dengue vectors breed inside homes, in places that we are not aware of such as water storage containers, gutters, flower vases and other man-made containers," he said.

"People should also clear overgrown grass and clear blocked drains and water ways.

"Since dengue mosquitoes are day biters our children are vulnerable to the disease due to their exposure in the daytime to the dengue virus transmitted by vectors."





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