Via FijiLive.com: Fight against Dengue Fever continues. Excerpt:
The fight against Dengue Fever continued into its third consecutive Saturday in Fiji's targeted areas.
DISMAC director Manasa Tagicakibau and his team from the Ministry of Rural and Maritime development helped clean up the Kalabu Industrial tax free zone and the Valelevu area.
Tagicakibau was taken aback by the amount of rubbish that could hold water and breed mosquitoes in the area.
He said the amount of tyres, unwanted water containers and other rubbish collected indicates that some people do not take the importance of cleaning up their surroundings seriously.
“We started cleaning-up at 7am and finished at 9am. There were about 30 of us engaged in the clean-up this week. We collected 34 bags of rubbish, which will be collected by the town council. There are some other people who also came out to help us,”
Tagicakibau said. Tagicakibau added people must also play their part and join in the campaign because this is a disease affecting the public.
The report goes on to say that 15,000 people have contracted dengue in the current outbreak, and 12 have died.