Fiji Time: 10:24 AM on Monday 30 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

6 more dengue cases

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, April 11, 2014

THE admittance of six dengue patients at Rakiraki Hospital in the past 10 days means dengue is on the rise again in the province, says Ra Health Inspector Rakesh Chandra.

"This means people are still not clearing the potential breeding sites from their compounds," he said.

"To date 58 confirmed cases have been recorded in Ra but already six have been admitted this month despite the intervention programs being aggressively carried out over the two months."

Mr Chandra told district reps at the Ra Provincial Council meeting yesterday spraying only killed the mosquitoes but what needed to be done was to clear the breeding sites and kill the larvae.

"If we are not careful, Ra could again experience another boom in cases."

He said 80 per cent of cases in Ra were recorded in the Rakiraki area because of the high population and clustering of communities.

"All together the epidemic has affected people from 19 villages and eight settlements across Ra," said Mr Chandra.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Champions
  2. Road accidents claim five lives over the weekend
  3. Memories of the little man in the HK 7s
  4. Man finds body
  5. Fiji avenges last loss
  6. Steele in high demand
  7. Children wow parents
  8. Sunday with style
  9. Nacuqu helps team to retain Tens title
  10. MOB raise funds

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  4. Kepa clarifies position Tuesday (24 Mar)
  5. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  6. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  7. Key to new home Thursday (26 Mar)
  8. 'Ruthless' Sunday (29 Mar)
  9. $8k fortnightly income Thursday (26 Mar)
  10. Sexism and rape Friday (27 Mar)