12 confirmed deaths due to dengue fever

12 confirmed deaths due to dengue fever

By fijivillage.com
Saturday 15/03/2014
There have been 12 confirmed deaths due to dengue fever so far and one case is highly suspicious.

Health Ministry's Dr Mike Kama said from October 30th last year to the 10th of March this year, 11,359 confirmed clinical cases have been recorded.

Dr Kama said from the past 6 weeks there are about a thousand or more cases received per week throughout the nation and the numbers could increase next week.

Over the last few weeks, the western division has recorded the highest number of cases which is 2,715.

The central division recorded 880 cases, northern 756 cases and eastern division had 7 cases which mostly came from Kadavu.

In the Central division, most of the cases were recorded from the Samabula, Tamavua, Makoi and Valelevu areas while most of the cases in the western division came from Lautoka, Nadi and Ba.

Dr Kama said the two preventative ways is to take paracetamol and lots of water and also to destroy all breeding places of Dengue Mosquitoes.

Please see a doctor if you have dengue like symptoms.

Do not leave till it's too late.

Meanwhile, the cleanup campaign will continue tomorrow.

People are being encouraged to assist in the cleanup campaign.

He said last week's cleanup campaign was a successful one where more than 1000 people took part in the nationwide clean up.

Story by: Sheetal Kumar

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