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health Dengue Clean-up ‘Must’ Go On

Dr Mike Kama says reducing mosquito breeding sites must be ongoing ZAFIYA SHAMIM SUVA The national advisor on communicable diseases Dr Mike Kama said the nation-wide dengue clean-up campaign should
29 Mar 2014 08:04

Dr Mike Kama says reducing mosquito breeding sites must be ongoing
ZAFIYA SHAMIM
SUVA
The national advisor on communicable diseases Dr Mike Kama said the nation-wide dengue clean-up campaign should not end today and must continue for many more months.
This was after the Public Service Commission indicated today was the last day they would take part in the campaign.
“These clean-up campaigns have not eliminated all the mosquitoes,” Dr Kama said.
He said the nation had embarked on a massive health clean-up campaign to combat the outbreak of dengue fever in the country.
“The national campaign was spearheaded through the Ministry of Health and had seen the commitment by various organisations within the private sector for the past three consecutive weeks.”
He said although today was the last day for PSC to take part, the clean-up campaigns should not end this week. Dr Kama said mosquitoes would breed in any standing water around the community and household and there was a need to work together.
“We need to place all tyres, drums and any other rubbish on the roadside during the collection or clean-up day.”
He said communities and industries needed to continue with their clean-up as an ongoing activity daily.
The campaign began on March 8 and ends today.
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