Public advised of possible Dengue fever outbreak
February 17, 2018 3:00 am
There’s a possibility of a dengue fever outbreak as more cases are expected with the rainy season to continue until April.
The Health Ministry has confirmed a mosquito survey was conducted last month in the Central and Western division.
The survey reported mosquitoes producing at high levels that increase the risk posed by the spread of dengue virus particularly in Suva, Lami, Nasinu, Nadi and Lautoka.
The Health Ministry is advising the public to be proactive about emptying water containers, cover water drums and tanks, dispose of unused tyres, drums and other water containers.
This is to combat mosquito breeding and limit the spread of the dengue virus.
The Ministry is also recommending the use of DEET containing mosquito repellent to prevent mosquito bites.
The Ministry is urging Fijians to seek urgent medical attention if they’re experiencing any of the symptoms associated with dengue fever.