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Anticipate Dengue epidemic after the flooding as water pools become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Fears of disease outbreak

Shalveen Chand Saturday, March 01, 2014

PEOPLE affected by flooding in the Central and Eastern divisions fear the waters have not only brought devastation but diseases as well.

Sawani villager Mikaele Sukanaivalu was one of the first to be able to cross the Sawani Bridge before the road was flooded.

“My village was flooded and this has happened after a long time. While we get ready to clean up in the morning (Friday), we have to keep in mind the diseases,” he said.

“We already have people who are sick with dengue and now the flood means mosquitoes have more places to breed.

“Not only that, some people in the village had pit toilets and even those with the flush systems have septic tanks below the ground.”

Similar reactions were received at Qauia Settlement.

Josaia Cama said as it was people were having a tough time dealing with dengue, now they have to worry about skin diseases and typhoid.

Wailea Settlement residents know only too well the danger of typhoid.

Saleshni Mala said after an education campaign by an NGO last year, she knew the dangers that floodwaters posed.

“Ours is an informal settlement and that also means sanitation is compromised,” she said.

“I just hope there is nothing infectious going around.”

DISMAC and the Health Ministry have set up a taskforce to deal with such issues.

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12 thoughts on “Anticipate Dengue epidemic after the flooding as water pools become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

  1. Tourists boycott Fiji for holidays.

    Show the regime that when people suffer in silence then all calamities come!

    Such things never happen in the history of Fiji.

  2. The brave Fiji military will capture all mosquitoes and take them to the barracks for a flogging!!

  3. All the land in Fiji and these idiots place their settlements in areas that are prone to flooding. There’s no control by any authority other than the landowners, blame them.

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