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All hands on deck

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 15, 2014

ABOUT 400 people diagnosed with dengue fever have been admitted at hospitals across the Western Division from February 28 to March 13 this year, says Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki.

He said during this period more than 70,345 people presented themselves at hospitals where more than 5616 were recorded as suspected cases and 880 diagnosed as infected.

The statistics, he said, were alarming and all hands were needed on deck to address what could only be described as the most critical issue facing the division at this time.

"On behalf of the Western Division taskforce on dengue, I would like to emphasise the urgent need to ensure that all areas are swept clean of any equipment that has the potential to breed mosquito larvae," he said.

"Our statistics show there is still an increase in people going to hospital and an increase in suspected cases and an increase in confirmed cases.

"All the information that we have highlights the need to do something right now to address this issue.

"I urge every person living in the division to please clean your compounds and clear anything that could hold stagnant water and breed mosquitoes."








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