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3251 dengue fever cases recorded in 2017

January 4, 2018 6:36 pm

Three thousand two hundred and fifty-one cases of dengue fever was recorded last year alone.

Acting National Advisor Communicable Diseases, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan says this exceeded normal dengue fever cases recorded yearly due to the outbreak from the Central and western division earlier last year.

Dr Sahukhan says the recent outbreak in the North has revealed people between the ages of twenty to thirty-nine are mostly affected.

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She says they receive around thirteen cases at the Dengue hub in Labasa everyday, out of which one or two are admissions.

“There are no cases of severe dengue or dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome as of yet and there are also no deaths related to this outbreak in Labasa.”

The public is advised to clean up their surroundings and get rid of containers and breeding grounds that may raise larva as dengue fever mosquitoes like to live around people.

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