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Destroy the breeding places of mosquito, dengue cases are increasing

The Ministry of Health is concerned about the increasing number of reported dengue cases. Its Minister, Honourable Jone Usamate said the public needs to be proactive and destroy mosquito breeding places.  There are 55 current cases of dengue, 39 in the northern division, 14 in the western division and 2 in the central division. That is […]

Peni Shute

January 27, 2016 3:51 pm

The Ministry of Health is concerned about the increasing number of reported dengue cases. Its Minister, Honourable Jone Usamate said the public needs to be proactive and destroy mosquito breeding places. 

Minister for Health and Medical Services, Hon. Jone Usamate, during a press conference. PHOTO: Peni Shute.
Minister for Health and Medical Services, Hon. Jone Usamate, during a press conference.
PHOTO: Peni Shute.

There are 55 current cases of dengue, 39 in the northern division, 14 in the western division and 2 in the central division.

That is a concern, dengue. It is the same message that we have passed all along, our focus has been very clear, my advice to everybody in this country is we need to destroy mosquito breeding places before it becomes a threat.

Usamate said his ministry would work with stakeholders to address the large number of cases in the North.

You have to make sure that where ever you see mosquitoes breed, you need to destroy it. You cannot be waiting for something bad to happen. The Ministry will do it’s best to address it with the resources that we have, but we can be proactive. You can be proactive in your approach to your own health, the health of your family and of your community.

The Ministry of Health has been allocated $100,000 to combat dengue each year.

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