28 Apr 2017

Fiji records 913 dengue cases

8:57 am on 28 April 2017

Fiji has recorded 913 cases of dengue fever from the start of the year to April 2, with the bulk of the cases coming from the Central Division.

According to the Health and Medical Services Ministry there was an average of six hospital admissions weekly with an average length of stay of four days being reported from the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.

The ministry also recorded one dengue fever-related death at the hospital this month.

The ministry said the cases were high between the age group of 10 to 29 years with more males contracting the fever.

The government said interventions such as sub divisional clean-up programmes, perifocal spraying and awareness activities have been carried out.

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