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Wise Muavono Lautoka There is currently no effective vaccine against dengue and no specific treatment for the disease. Controlling and preventing dengue fever outbreaks are essential steps for keeping people
19 Feb 2014 09:21

Wise Muavono
Lautoka

There is currently no effective vaccine against dengue and no specific treatment for the disease.
Controlling and preventing dengue fever outbreaks are essential steps for keeping people healthy.
The primary preventative measure to reduce dengue infections is the control of mosquito populations.
The transmission of dengue requires mosquitoes as vectors, the spread of dengue can be limited by reducing mosquito populations.
What can people at risk of dengue infections do to reduce the size of mosquito populations? As people know, one practical and recommended environmental management strategy is to eliminate unnecessary container habitats that collect water (such as plastic jars, bottles, cans, tires, and buckets) in which mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
As a matter of fact, the FSC Mill in Lautoka needs to clean up the surrounding areas within the mill compound including where employee quarters are located. Cutting the grass within the mill compound opposite the Westpac bank would be a good start.


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