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Expect dengue rise

Losalini Vuki
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DENGUE fever cases are expected to increase from next week.

This was confirmed by the Health Ministry's communicable diseases national adviser, Dr Mike Kama, yesterday.

Dr Kama said the expected increase would follow a new testing method adopted by the ministry.

"We would expect an influx in the number of cases that we will be reporting, maybe this week or next week, when we will gather all the data together. We will expect a rise because we will be reporting on clinically confirmed cases and no longer laboratory cases."

"We will also make a switch over from the laboratory cases, from reporting laboratory cases, to reporting clinical cases."

He said the ministry would also focus on getting data from private practitioners.

"What will make it (dengue cases) increase would be data that is coming in from the private sector. Right now the private sectors are also overburdened by cases of dengue fever."

Dr Kama said they did not have the exact overall figures "because there wasn't really a collaborative system on data sharing with the private sector".

"Now we have that."

Meanwhile, the Western Division recorded the most cases — 2715 in the past few weeks — while 880 cases were recorded in the Central Division and seven on Kadavu in the Eastern Division.








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