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Prevention and early detection best treatment for flu outbreak

March 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete

Early detection and prevention against the current acute flu is the best way to treat it.

Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says the extended rainy season has been attributed to the mounting cases of acute flu.

He adds this continues to affect people around the country.

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“The best way to be able to treat the acute flu, is number one prevent it and that is why when someone is coughing or sneezing to ensure that they cover themselves. But also, more importantly, to ensure that we are healthy as families so that when the result of the flu does come, then we can recover as quickly as we can and build immunity around that. But also, more importantly, ensuring when one is sick that they actually are being brought to the hospital and as I’ve said earlier, I’m grateful that our people, in general, are utilizing the facilities more and more.”

Meanwhile, the Minister admits given the number of cases that are presented in medical centers, the waiting times to see a medical practitioner may take longer.

Dr. Waqainabete says hospitals and medical centers have been directed to treat the sickest person first, prioritizing care which is assessed by a triage process set up.

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