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HPA warns of dengue outbreak across Maldives

Shaina Abdulla
06 May 2018, MVT 11:46
During a clean-up which was part of a campaignin 2017 to destroy mosquito breeding grounds. PHOTO/HPA
Shaina Abdulla
06 May 2018, MVT 11:46

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has warned of a dengue outbreak all across the Maldives.

HPA statistics revealed that this is the peak period for the outbreak of dengue.

Some of the steps encouraged by HPA include abolishing or emptying out spots in and around households where stagnant water accumulates, keeping roads and neighborhoods clean, properly covering dustbins and trashcans, using mosquito repellents, and closing doors and windows of houses at sunrise and sunset to prevent mosquitoes from entering.

The agency also urged people to seek medical attention should they notice dengue symptoms such as fever lasting over three days, decreased urine output, fatigue or bleeding.

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