More dengue cases recorded in Suva
March 28, 2014 5:05 am
Suva continues to be the epi-centre of dengue cases with eighty-percent cases.
Fifteen percent of cases have come from the west and five percent from the north.
National advisor communicable diseases, Dr Mike Kama says the Health Ministry estimates the outbreak could peak at twenty five thousand, something last seen in 1975.
“The intensiveness of the activity that we are doing now is quit important. What we had last week was four thousand clinically confirmed cases, we have 3, 000 cases now – the hope is that it will continue to subside and if it does then perhaps we have reached the peak already who knows and we just going down. So we will have to wait and see what the data is like next week in order for us to make some good conclusions on this. Probably 24, 00 is the peak and we don’t want to over shadow that figure at the moment.”
There are now 18,969 clinically confirmed cases of dengue three.
More than three and a half thousand of these were diagnosed in the past week alone.
National Clean-up committee member – Elia Lawena says with the government clean-up campaign wrapping up tomorrow, corporate bodies have confirmed they will carry on.
“Future clean-ups that is going to take place after that – as we hand over the ogranisation to the community stakeholder, corporate bodies and other organisation that is there. Like I have mentioned it is the 4th clean-up by the government it is not going to be the final one. Clean-up continues as we continue to try and arrest the current trend of dengue fever in the country.”
Lawena says the results of clean-ups all over Fiji have been positive.