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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.





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