Cleaning mosquito-breeding grounds
In order to keep Fiji beautiful, clean and safe, the Government has rolled out “Fight the Bite – Clean up Fiji!”, a national campaign aimed at destroying mosquito breeding grounds. Mosquitoes that spread Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya can breed anywhere there is stagnant (still) water. This includes: empty coconut shells, man-made containers, tyres, gutters, long grass, buckets, old whitegoods, etc. The best way to prevent these mosquito-borne diseases is by stopping them from breeding in the first place, so do your part for Fiji and Fight the Bite!
Protecting yourself and your family
Another element of “Fight the Bite” is to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Some steps you can take to prevent bites include:
- Wearing long, loose and light-coloured clothing
- Using mosquito repellant containing DEET, Ir3535 or Icaridin
- Sleeping under mosquito nets
- Using screens on doors and windows and keeping them shut
- Avoid mosquito breeding areas (e.g. puddles after heavy rain)
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