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Major clean-up

Torika Tokalau
Sunday, March 09, 2014

THE national clean-up campaign against dengue fever began yesterday as hundreds of people nationwide took to their neighbourhoods and communities to destroy mosquito breeding sites.

Speaking at the launch at Tikaram Park in Lami, Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma said the government was greatly concerned that a great number of people continued to be affected by the disease.

He said although the Central Division remained the epicentre, the numbers of infected persons was expected to increase in other divisions.

"Cases are increasing in the Western Division, especially Nadi, Lautoka and Ba. As infected persons travel to the North and Eastern Divisions, we expect this dengue fever epidemic to expand to these regions," he said.

He reminded everyone that dengue fever had no specific cure or treatment for its severe form.

"The most effective method to reduce the number of mosquitoes in our lives is to reduce their breeding sites.

"Most mosquito breeding sites are man-made containers, for example, tyres that we leave carelessly lying around where we live and work.

"We have created an ideal environment for the mosquitoes with our human blood for their food and man-made containers to breed and multiply, we must break this parasitic relationship."

The national clean-up will continue over the next three Saturdays.





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