Fiji Time: 2:21 PM on Friday 27 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Dengue a public concern

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THE Health Ministry says the containment of dengue fever is not its responsible alone but involves everybody in Fiji.

Director epidemiology Dr Devina Nand said it was everyone's responsibility to tackle dengue.

"Dengue fever is a highly transmittable disease and we are trying to control people's behaviour," Dr Nand said.

"We have been alerting everyone on the disease. Containment is not a responsibility of the Health Ministry only but every member of the public.

"We haven't been able to reduce it because of the ignorance of people.

"Let us reduce it by assisting each other in the destruction of mosquito breeding places."

The national adviser on communicable diseases, Dr Mike Kama, said the ministry was inundated with dengue cases.

From last week the ministry changed its counting system from laboratory count to health facility count.

"Only hospitalised cases of dengue will be tested, selective testing will happen in terms of monitoring the validity of the outbreak," Dr Kama said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61880.5998
JPY 52.941849.9418
GBP 0.32410.3161
EUR 0.42560.4136
NZD 0.71310.6801
AUD 0.66260.6376
USD 0.47860.4616

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Families live in fear
  2. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later
  3. $40k boost for Fiji 7s team
  4. Uncle told to stay away from niece
  5. Kolinisau ready to enjoy break from 7s
  6. Clean credit slate
  7. 10 years in jail for rape of girl, 16
  8. Vaivai snatches gold
  9. Maharaj: Need to have contingency plans
  10. Bridges hit by major overloading problem

Top Stories this Week

  1. A costly 'blunder' Saturday (21 May)
  2. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  6. Senior citizen's alleged murder angers police Saturday (21 May)
  7. Ryan eyes Olympics gold Saturday (21 May)
  8. Family, friends bid farewell to navy officer Sunday (22 May)
  9. Life of sacrifice Sunday (22 May)
  10. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)