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Case count changes

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, March 22, 2014

THE Health Ministry has changed the way it counts dengue cases from a laboratory-based count to a health facility-based count.

National adviser communicable disease Dr Mike Kama said this was necessary as it was no longer feasible to test every case.

"Testing will however continue for cases that are hospitalised or have complications," he told reporters in a press conference yesterday.

"The new counting system or surveillance system will look for dengue-like illness (DLI) in people presented to a health facility. In practice, this will mean doctors will diagnose the case clinically and not necessarily test every case," he said.





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