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Supportive care crucial in most dengue cases: Dr Waqainabete

February 22, 2018 1:02 am

Those who are infected with the dengue virus have a high chance of being exposed to other potential infections.

This was highlighted by the Fiji Medical Association, President Iferemi Waqainabete who is urging people to seek medical attention if they start to suffer from some dengue symptoms.

Waqainabete says supportive care is critical in most dengue cases.

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“There’s no particular antibiotics that can be able to treat it of cure it all of a sudden because it’s mostly supportive care. So that’s why prevention is the most important thing in relation to dengue. What we need to realize is when somebody is hit with dengue and they’re infected and they’re weak. There’s a potential for other forms of illness to take that opportunity to come on board.”

Some private medical clinics around the country have been receiving an increasing number of patients suffering from a fever, joint pains and tiredness.

Meanwhile, over eight hundred dengue cases have been recorded so far.

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