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Dengue hot spots increase

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, March 20, 2014

PEOPLE living in the Western Division are being urged to take the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus because cases are now being recorded outside identified high-risk areas.

Fiji Red Cross Society resource development manager Dianne Masih-Reddy said feedback received from volunteers deployed across the division indicated that dengue cases were now being recorded in areas outside the designated "hot spots".

"People need to be aware that these mosquitoes bite at dusk and at dawn," she said.

"It is extremely important that people use protective gear like mosquito nets, repellents or light mosquito coils at these times to minimise the risk of being bitten."

So far, close to 60 volunteers from the Fiji Red Cross have visited 4298 people in seven villages and seven settlements from Sigatoka to Rakiraki.

Teams have visited Kulukulu, Chinatown and Bangladesh settlements and Nakabuta, Sigatoka and Cuvu villages in the Sigatoka area.

In Nadi, teams have gone to Navakai.

Volunteers have visited Viseisei, Lauwaki and Lomolomo villages in the Lautoka area and Yalalevu in Ba.

They also visited Vatuvui in Tavua and Naria and Volivoli in Rakiraki.

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