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Ministry Of Health Declares Dengue And Leptospirosis Outbreak

Most of these cases he said were recorded in the Central and Northern divisions.
19 Aug 2020 09:11
Ministry Of Health Declares Dengue And Leptospirosis Outbreak
Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has declared a dengue and leptospirosis outbreak.

It comes after the latest statistics revealed 3300 cases of dengue recorded from January to July and 1000 cases of leptospirosis for the same period.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong said the numbers spiked post Tropical Cyclone Harold in April.

Most of these cases he said were recorded in the Central and Northern divisions.

“This happens every year,” he said.

“As we speak we have health inspectors going out conducting clean up campaigns and awareness to help fight these diseases.”

Dr Fong said while there were deaths from the two water-borne diseases he could not yet confirm the number.

“A great number of cases have been treated successfully, it’s only those that have gone into the severe stage are the ones that have succumbed.”

On the COVID-19 update, Dr Fong said the health condition of the six remaining active cases were closely observed at the Nadi and Lautoka quarantine facilities.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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