PNG urged to educate on dengue fever

A BUSINESS executive of the largest agriculture company in Papua New Guinea, New Britain Palm Oil, has called on the government to deal aggressively with dengue fever awareness.
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NBPOL country manager Robert Nilkare said he was concerned that the lack of proper awareness in communities and families on issues and impacts surrounding dengue fever would result in loss of life, PNG Today reported.

He said there was no proper treatment for dengue fever so education was the way to go.

"There is no proper treatment to procure for dengue fever so we must start educating our people to start cleaning their yards and stop breeding grounds for mosquitoes," he said.

"We must educate our people on prevention measures, such as reducing mosquito habitat areas and limiting exposure to mosquito bites", he said.

NBPOL is concerned that the lack of awareness by the Health Department could result in its employees contracting the disease.

He asked that this matter be addressed at the national level.

Towards the end of last week, Health Minister Michael Malabag said that two people in the National Capital District had already died from dengue fever and the number of people falling ill with dengue fever was rising.

Many cases are arriving at Port Moresby General Hospital accident and emergency department which is putting stress on the existing resources, PNG Today reported.

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