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Dengue Fever: An Awareness Campaign Targeting Students Launched

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With a view to raise awareness and shed light on the effects of dengue among the youth, a sensitisation campaign was held, yesterday morning, at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Moka. Students of colleges and State Secondary Schools attended the event.

Dengue Fever - Awareness Campaign

The resource persons were the Acting Regional Public Health Superintendent, Communicable Disease Control Unit, Dr Vencatasamy; the Scientific Officer, Vector Biology and Control Division, Mrs Ramdonee-Mosawa; the Deputy Director Public Health and Food Safety, Mr Puttoo; and the Medical Health Officer, Non-Communicable Diseases, Health Promotion and Research Unit, Dr Soobrayen Jhugroo.

Dengue Fever - Awareness Campaign

The objective of the campaign is to empower the youth and the community at large with the right knowledge and tools to combat the disease. The youth are seen as proactive agents of change and can significantly contribute in creating a safer and healthier society.

Dengue Fever - Awareness Campaign

Dengue fever is a tropical disease and is also known as breakbone fever. It is regarded as one of the utmost serious arboviral infections around the world. It is known to infect 50 to 100 million people worldwide yearly, leading to half a million hospitalisations and 12,500 to 25,000 deaths.

Dengue Fever - Awareness Campaign

The first case of Dengue was reported on 11 December 2023 in Mauritius and as at now 2,534 local and 7 imported cases have been registered. The number of active cases stands at 491.

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