Fiji's Health Minister says people need to take more responsibility for their well-being.
Ifereimi Waqainabete's comments come after a recent surge in cases of leptospirosis, typhoid and dengue.
This year Fiji has 278 cases of leptospirosis, 77 of typhoid and nearly 800 cases of dengue fever.
The minister said if properties had overgrown weeds, blocked drains and tires filled with water, then families were being put at risk
Dr Waqainabete also warned the public to be mindful of small cuts which might get infected.
Fiji has also had 18 cases of Covid-19.