Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

Town hall meeting discussing dengue to be held in Aimelik

The Ministry of Health has organized meeting in Aimelik to discuss the problem of Dengue outbreak and preventive measures the residents can take.

The town hall meeting will be held at Community Center in Aimelik on Tuesday 6pm this week.

On Friday last week, MOH had organized a meeting at Ngermid that included a session on ways to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.

MOH report states 29 cases were recorded from August 5 to 11 and in total there have been 486 cases of dengue since outbreak that was declared in December last year.

The highest dengue infected nationality are Palauans with 413 cases out of 486 cases up till now which makes 85% of it, according to the demographics released by MOH.

The highest number of dengue cases were recorded in Koror with a total of 366 cases up till now. The month of July saw 143 dengue cases out of which 107 were recorded in Koror.

The total number of cases in Airai up till now is 38, 29 in Aimelik, 11 in Melekeok, 7 in Ngaremlengui and Ngatpang, 5 in Peleliu and Ngarchelong, 2 in Ngchesar, 3 in Ngaraard and 1 in Ngardmau.

There are reports of 28 Bangladeshis infected with dengue, 19 Filipinos, 10 Chinese and 16 cases include other nationalities.

MOH will be releasing revised statistics on the 20th of August and has recommended 3S for Dengue Prevention. The ministry recommends searching and eliminating mosquito-breeding sites in and around your home as mosquitoes prefer to breed within or near places where humans live. Common breeding sources include old tires, pet dish pans, flower pots, and empty bottles.