1960 lab confirmed dengue cases this year

Fiji's Ministry of Health PS Dr James Fong. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FILE

There has been 1960 lab confirmed cases of dengue fever so far this year.

Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong said case numbers were below the average numbers seen at present nationally.

“Case numbers in the Western Division are now below the outbreak alert threshold and at the expected level seen at this time of the year, though a slight upward trend has been noted in the last week,” he said.

Dr Fong said 730 cases were recorded in the Western Division.

“We continue to urge everyone to get rid of potential mosquito breeding places, such as empty containers inside and outside your homes that may collect water, including discarded tyres, flower vases, and pot plant bases.

“Protect yourself from being bitten by mosquitoes by using mosquito screens in your home, and mosquito repellents.”

The ministry also recorded 116 lab-confirmed cases of typhoid fever with six deaths so far this year.

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