302 patients with dengue symptoms last month
January 1, 2018 8:48 pm
From the 1st to the 27th of last month, a total of 302 patients with dengue like symptoms have required intravenous fluid hydration, after being assessed by doctors in the Hub in Labasa.
The Ministry of Health says there were an average of 13 patients treated per day.
Meanwhile, there were one to two patients admitted at the Labasa hospital with dengue fever, however there we no admissions for severe dengue.
The Ministry of Health had earlier raised public awareness as we entered the rainy season, highlighting the risk of an increase of dengue fever cases, and urging the regular elimination of mosquito breeding sites.