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See a doctor if you feel it

Torika Tokalau
Monday, March 10, 2014

DO not wait too long to see a doctor.

This is the advice from Dr Devina Nand of the Health Ministry as efforts continue against the dengue fever epidemic.

"For anyone that has fever, joint pains, rashes, pain behind the eyes, pain in the muscles, pain in the joints; any of the warning signs which include continuing vomiting, abdominal pains, please bring them to a hospital or heath centre right away," Dr Nand said.

"If one of your family members is restless and not quite themselves, if they are feeling very tired, not able to move around as much, you need to bring them in urgently, do not wait for too long to seek medical advice."

Dr Nand said they noticed that a lot of people reported dengue fever cases too late.

"One of the reasons we have had deaths is that they have waited too long to present themselves to health centres and hospitals.

"The earlier you come, the earlier we can have the intervention and get you better."

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