Dengue - Fijian

Na i vakaro me baleta na veitakavi ni degi me baleta na Pasivika ka wili kina ko Samoa, Toga kei Viti

Ko lako tiko ki na Pasivika? Mo taqomaki iko kei ratou na lewe ni nomu matavuvale me kua ni kati kemudou na namu. Vulica tale e so na ka.

Kevaka ko vakila ni ko tauvimate ena nomu i lakolako se ena gauna ko sa lesu tale kina ki Niusiladi, mo vakasaqara na ivakasala vakavuniwai. Kevaka ko sa tiko tale e Niussiladi ko sa rawa ni qirita na Laininibula (Healthline) ka sega ni saumi (0800 611 116), se mo raica na nomu vuniwai. Mo tukuna vei ratou na veika e baleta na nomu veitosoyaki.

Degi

Na degi e taka mai na i kati ni mataqali namu ka vakatokai na “Aede”.

Na degi e rawa ni vakatauvimatebibitaki iko se ko ira na nomu daulomani. Na degi kaukauwa sara e rawa ni veivakamatei.

E va na mataqali manumanu ni degi, ka ko sa rawa ni tauvi degi vaka-va, ena nomu bula.

Na gaunisala vinaka duadua mo kakua ni tauvi degi kina ko ya mo kakua ni laukati mai na namu.

Ko ira na namu ra rawa ni veikauyaka na degi, e ra veikati ena siga, vakabibi ena mataka caca kei na yakavi ni sa karobo.

Cava mo cakava mo kakua ni laukati kina

  • Vakayagataka na lawalawa ena nomu katuba kei na katuba leka
  • Vakayagataka na i sui ni namu kei na kuvui ni namu
  • Vakayagataka na taunamu ni ko moce ena bogi
  • Vakayagataka na wainimate ni valuti ni namu, e vinaka cake ko koya ka tiko kina e lailai mai na 35 na pasede na diethyltoluamide (DEET)
  • Tokara na i sulu ka rarama toka na kena roka ka veitaqomaki me vaka na sote ligabalavu, tarausese balavu kei na i sala. Sa rawa ni boro na i sulu ena wainimate ni valuti ni namu
  • Vakayagataka na misini ni vakabatabata ni cagi (air condition)
  • Kakua ni lako ki na vanua era dau tiko vakalevu kina na namu, me vaka na vanua lolobo.

Vakatakilakila kei na qaravi ni veitauvi ni degi

‘O ira na i vakatakilakila ni degi era rawa ni tiko me yacova e rua ki na vitu na siga ka ra dau oka kina na:

  • Katakata vakasauri
  • Mosi kaukauwa ni ulu (vakabibi ena daku ni yaloka ni mata)
  • Mosi ni viciko kei na i sema
  • Wawale sivia
  • Lomaloma ca/lualua
  • Milamila ni kuli.

[Title: Fight the bite, day and night]

Travelling overseas?

Fight the bite day and night.

[Dr Laupepa Va'a to camera]

Talofa lava, my name is Dr Laupepa Va'a from the Ministry of Health.

Mosquitoes in some countries can spread diseases like dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever and the Zika virus that can make you or your loved ones very sick.

The best way to avoid these diseases is to avoid getting bitten during the day, and at night!  

Encourage family and other group members to do this too. Everyone needs to be kept safe.

[Footage of insect repellent being applied to a child as well as arms, hands and feet]

Simple things work best:

Use insect repellent, especially when you are outside. Some work better than others. You can find more information about this on our website.

[Footage showing sunscreen being applied, followed by insect repellent]

If you use both sunscreen and insect repellent, put the sunscreen on first and then the repellent.

[Footage showing a long sleeved shirt being rolled down, buttoning up shirt, adjusting long pants, hat being put on child's head]

Wear clothes that protect you from mosquitoes: light coloured long-sleeved shirts, long pants and hats are ideal.

[Footage showing clothes being sprayed with insect repellent]

You can spray your clothing with insect repellent too to help stop mosquitoes biting through your clothes.

[Footage showing insect repellent being reapplied to arms and feet]

Remember to reapply the repellent as you would on your skin, because it wears off over time.

[Footage showing mosquito coil being lit and image of tent with screen door]

You can use mosquito coils and if you’re camping, use insect screens on tents.

[Footage showing air conditioning unit and ceiling fan]

When you’re inside:

Turn on the air conditioning if you have it - cool air keeps mosquitoes away.

[Footage showing insect spray being used and image of insect screen on door/window]

Use insect sprays and try to stay in places with insect screens on windows and doors.

[Still images showing mosquito nets over beds]

If you are not staying somewhere with air conditioning or insect screens, sleep under a mosquito net at night, or put on  insect repellent before you go to bed.

[Dr Laupepa Va'a to camera]

If you feel sick during your trip or after you come home, get medical advice.

If you are back in NZ you can call Healthline for free. Or see your family doctor and make sure you tell them about your travel.

You can find out more on the Ministry of Health website.

Kevaka e yacovi iko na veivakatakilakila oqo, vakabibi ke ko a veitosoyaki voli ki na veivanua e so ena loma ni dua na gauna lekaleka sa oti, mo gunu wai vakalevu ka vakayagata na ‘paracetamol’ me sotava na katakata kei na mosi.

KAKUA NI VAKAYAGATAKA na ‘aspirin’ se so tale na vuanikau ni tatarovi ni vuce kei na mosi me vaka na ‘ibuprofen’ ni ra rawa ni vakavuna na maca ni dra mai na degi.

E so e rawa ni tauvi ira sara vakaca na degi, ka sa rawa ni yaco me dua na leqa ni bula tubukoso. Vakasaqara e na gauna totolo duadua na veiqaravi e valenibula baleta na degi e rawa ni vakayalia na bula.

Na vakatakilakila ni ‘dengue’ kaukauwa sara e wili kina na:

  • mosi ni kete kaukauwa
  • lualua vakawasoma
  • dra ni gadromu
  • luaraki dra
  • cegu leka
  • wawale/masa.
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