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Mauritius: "We are sitting on a bomb", according to the Minister of Health, the threat of dengue and chikungunya after torrential rains




Mauritius: "We are sitting on a bomb", according to the Minister of Health, the threat of dengue and chikungunya after torrential rains
The authorities of Mauritius are on the go to deal with the resurgence of dengue and chikungunya, particularly in the area of ​​Port-Louis, after torrential rains that fell last Saturday.
 
A health surveillance orchestrated by the Ministry of Health which includes since Sunday, all means on the ground, for all-round pest control against the spread of mosquito vectors of disease.
 
60% of the areas affected by flooding and possibly outbreaks have already been processed.
 
"We are sitting on a bomb, because the rains favor the breeding of mosquitoes. 400,000 to 500,000 people in Port-Louis pass every day. This increases the risk of contamination and spread of these diseases if preventive measures are not taken ", said the Minister of Health of Mauritius, Lormus Bundhoo, defimedia.info site.



Fabrice François


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