Nearly 3-fold rise in Dengue Fever this year

Please pray for those who are susceptible to Dengue fever - a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may include a highfever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash.

Pastor Prakash of our church in Cumbumettu asks if we can pray especially for the children who are particularly vulnerable and that many have been affected. One of the Gardens' staff members suffered from Dengue Fever last month.

Many blame the government for ‘total failure’ of the health department to carry out a proper sanitation programme preceding the monsoon rains (full article here).