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2200 cases

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, February 27, 2014

THE Western Division has recorded 2200 suspected cases of dengue fever.

The figures were revealed by Senior Divisional Medical Officer Dr Susana Nakalevu during a briefing with the National Disaster Management Minister yesterday.

Dr Nakalevu said out of this figure, 350 were confirmed cases.

She said the Western Division experienced a large increase of dengue cases early this month.

"For Nadi and Lautoka, we continue to experience a hike in the number of people with dengue," she said.

"For these two areas we have more than 900 suspected cases followed by Sigatoka, Ba and Rakiraki."

Dr Nakalevu said the dengue fever taskforce in the West was continuing with its clean-up and awareness campaigns.

"We are grateful for the help from the Commissioner Western's office and we are doing our best to treat our people.

"We have set up separate units for those on drips and need to be hydrated. We also have a separate unit for young children."

Dr Nakalevu said health inspectors in Nadi had continued with campaigns in identified hotspots.

"We're doing our awareness and clean-up programs and with the help of military and district office officials, we are making progress."





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