Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 10:20 AM on Tuesday 23 September

/ Front page / News

Dengue still a threat

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, March 06, 2014

THE density of mosquito-breeding places will rise exponentially two or four weeks after the flooding, according to the national advisor on communicable diseases, Dr Mike Kama

"We can contemplate that the flooding may wash away mosquito larvae," Dr Kama said.

"It is projected to decrease because of flooding and then after two weeks or four weeks of still water remaining, mosquito breeding areas will just rise exponentially — that's for mosquito only, not dengue as a disease."

Dr Kama said dengue fever would continue to be a risk.

"Dengue continues to become a risk, especially at evacuation centres, but our house inspectors are onto that.

"That is one area that we have already targeted — the evacuation centres. The clean-up should happen all around them — that's the plan and strategy."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Who will be in Cabinet
  2. Fiji's PM
  3. Opposition will be effective
  4. Fight not in vain
  5. Writ of Election returned
  6. Woman, 50, in hospital
  7. Friendship intact
  8. Vegetable prices up
  9. Threatening dives
  10. Taps run dry as crisis worsens

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  3. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  4. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  5. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections Saturday (20 Sep)
  6. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  7. PM's 1st mission Monday (22 Sep)
  8. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)
  9. Bainimarama's promise: I will serve all Monday (22 Sep)
  10. Election office begins to receive final results Friday (19 Sep)