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Thirty eight people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in Tongatapu

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 05/02/2018

The Health Director has called upon the public to treat anyone that has fever, the same way they treated a person that has dengue fever to ensure their safety.

 

Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola made the call while the Health Ministry has recorded an increase in the number of patients diagnosed with dengue fever.

 

‘Akau’ola says it’s important for anyone who has fever to assume that he or she has dengue and to take Panadol and consume a lot of water to ensure that his or her situation is not getting worst.

 

He also advises the public to report themselves to the hospital if there is no improvement in their health.

 

Meanwhile, the Chief Medical Officer of the Public Health Division Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa confirmed that the Ministry has recorded 38 dengue cases in Tongatapu, last Friday.

 

‘Ofanoa also call upon the public to use mosquito coils, net and mosquito repellent to avoid being bitten by mosquitos in order to control the spread of dengue.

 

He says the national cleaning up campaign is underway to destroy the breeding areas of mosquitos.

 

The Ministry of Health is in partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Tonga Red Cross Society and Waste Authority to carry out this national cleaning up campaign.

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