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Positive outcome of Dengue fever cases after clean-up campaign

October 21, 2015 6:45 pm

The number of Dengue Fever cases this year is well below the twenty-four thousand in last year’s outbreak.

The Ministry of Health believes its Awareness & Clean-up Campaign has worked in helping reduce the spread of mosquito carried illnesses.

National Advisor Non Communicable Disease, Dr Mike Kama says the disease is more likely to keep reducing if communities work together.

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“There is a collective effect of reducing mosquito densities, if you conduct this more regularly, so the campaign that just happened last month is basically not necessarily just a one off, we would expect it to be happening every day, every week in every resident.”

Despite this improvement, Dr Kama says mosquitoes shouldn’t be allowed to breed as this could always escalate into another outbreak.

Seven hundred dengue cases have been recorded in the North, one hundred sixty in the Central Division and just over seventy in the West.

The Ministry is advising the public to be vigilant and protect themselves from the disease.

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