Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

Fight the Bite – Clean up Fiji!


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!

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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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