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19 cases of Zika

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

FIJI now has 19 cases of Zika virus and five chikungunya.

Ministry of Health permanent secretary Doctor Mecuisela Tuicakau said the reports had been received from the Western and Central divisions.

He applauded efforts of communities in the North for working with his team that had resulted in a nil report of the viruses.

"In receiving no reports of both viruses from the North also reflects the community involvement in destroying mosquito breeding areas.

"The 'Fight the Bite - Clean Up Fiji' campaign will help reduce transmission of Zika virus in Fiji."

Dr Tuicakau said hospitals had also received patients referred to them by private doctors for Zika virus tests.

"The results, as per our system are given back to private doctors. It might take some time because the tests are done in Australia and not in Fiji," he said.








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