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Rainy season is here: Help destroy mosquito breeding grounds

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is urging Fijians around the country to help prevent the spread of dengue fever by destroying potential mosquito breeding sites and disposing of
09 Nov 2018 14:35
Rainy season is here: Help destroy mosquito breeding grounds
Dengue fever is spread through mosquito bites

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is urging Fijians around the country to help prevent the spread of dengue fever by destroying potential mosquito breeding sites and disposing of any stagnant water sources in and around homes and places of work.

The public are also urged to help prevent mosquito bites by using mosquito repellents, mosquito nets and mosquito screens on windows and doors as mosquitoes often bite in the early hours of the morning and after sunset.

This advisory follows recent surveys that have reported high levels of mosquitos (Aedes species) in Suva, Lami and Nausori for the month of October.

The Ministry, through the Divisional Response Teams, has intensified dengue response activities including household visitations and interventions for confirmed dengue fever cases.

The Health Ministry will continue to work with municipal councils and other stakeholders to respond to the increase in dengue mosquitoes while it urges the public to act now to prevent another dengue fever outbreak during the rainy season.

A collaborative approach from the Ministry and the public remains vital in terms of the fight against the prevention of diseases such as dengue.

Source: DEPTFO News

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