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Dengue: Those Infected Will Get 10 Days Off

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The Minister of Health chaired the fifth meeting of the multisectoral committee at his ministry yesterday, Monday 19 February. At this meeting, with various partners present, the situation in Mauritius was reviewed. Kailesh Jagutpal said that his Ministry has teams operating in different regions and hospitals on the island. “Examinations are carried out on infected people, either referring them to hospitals or encouraging them to stay at home for treatment. Visits are organised over a period of two, five and seven days”, emphasised Kailesh Jagutpal.

He again urged the population to take the necessary precautions, particularly in terms of cleaning up their environment. Kailesh Jagutpal also announced that teams for fumigation and treatment, larvicide have been reinforced, following a well-established protocol which has been updated.

He added that as from now, a doctor will decide whether an infected person needs to be hospitalised or remain at home. “Visits will be made to those who remain at home”, he stated. Minister Jagutpal also said that an infected person is entitled to ten days off work, whether in the public or private sector, to avoid any risk of transmission.

He urged them to limit their movements. As of 18 February, there were 559 active cases in the country. The worst affected region remains Port-Louis with 303 cases, followed by the North with 174 cases, Plaines-Wilhems with 48 cases, the South with 16 cases…

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