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Clean-up in hot spots

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 15, 2014

ABOUT 20 areas in the Western Division have been identified as dengue fever hot spots and major clean-up operations are being conducted at these areas, says Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki.

Of the 23 areas marked high risk, Nadi has been highlighted as recording the most cases of dengue in the division.

"Nadi has more than any other district and that shows that there must be a lot of stagnant water and areas that are not being kept clean," Commander Cawaki said.

"We have asked the support of Fiji Corrections Service along with the military and police to work with the district officer and his team to address the issue in Nadi.

"The whole team has been working round-the-clock to clean up areas identified as hot spots."

Navakai, Narewa, Vitualevu, Nawaka, Malolo and Korovuto have been marked as high-risk for Nadi.

Based on data collected from about 70,000 people that have presented themselves from February 28 to March 13 with dengue-like symptoms at hospitals and health centres across the division, other areas that have been identified include:

Bangladesh, Chinatown, Kulukulu and Naidovi in Sigatoka.

Tomuka, Delaisaweni and Saru Back Road in Lautoka

Varadoli, Clopcott and Vatulaulau in Ba

Togo Residential, Nasomo Settlement, Lausa in Tavua.

Vatumami, Ellington Settlement 1, Ellington Settlement 2 and Volivoli Settlement in Rakiraki.