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Continue clean-up, ministry pleads

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DESPITE the national dengue clean-up campaign coming to an end last weekend, the Health Ministry is pleading with members of the public not to stop their individual clean-ups.

"The clean-up campaigns shouldn't end this weekend. These campaigns have not eliminated all the mosquitoes," said the latest report from dengue taskforce.

"Community and industry clean-ups need to continue for many months to come."

The report said reducing the breeding sites around homes and businesses must be an ongoing activity.

"Together we can clean up our Fiji and stop the spread of dengue," it added.

The report highlighted a number of key points about the spread of the disease, for which 18,969 clinically suspected cases have been recorded and 12 confirmed deaths.

"Mosquitoes will breed in any standing water around your community and households.

"Place all tyres, drums and any other rubbish on the roadside on the collection or clean-up day.

"Clean all gutters and drains and make sure they're not blocked, cut grass and ensure all pot plants are drained and vases emptied."

The clean-up campaign, initiated by the ministry, ran from March 8 to 29.








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