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230 Cases of Dengue: North Fights Back With Sanitation Awareness



230 Cases of Dengue: North Fights Back With Sanitation Awareness
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Residents in the North of Mauritius are taking action to combat the dengue epidemic, with 230 active cases reported in the country. The community is mourning the loss of a member to the disease, prompting authorities to urge residents to take necessary precautions.

Goy Damree, village president, is leading efforts to inform residents about the risks of dengue and the importance of sanitation. Social worker Vashish Bijloll has also joined the cause, expressing concerns about the lack of fumigation campaigns and urging landowners to take action.

Akilesh Mungar, a member of Linion Moris, highlights the need for proper drain cleaning amidst the rainy season. Health Minister Kailesh Jagutpal stresses the importance of collective action and public collaboration to tackle the epidemic effectively.

Additionally, Jagutpal announces the start of a vaccination campaign against the human papillomavirus (HPV) for children. The event, attended by officials and aimed at raising awareness about cancer prevention, emphasized the importance of healthy lifestyles.

Despite concerns about the government’s response to the dengue outbreak, Jagutpal assures that efforts are in place and calls for continued public education. Overall, the community is united in its efforts to combat the spread of dengue and protect the population from this deadly disease.

Source: l’Express

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