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Nine More Leptospirosis Cases In North

Labasa Hospital acting medical superintendent, Dr Mua Mikaele, said the patient was a male aged between 20-49 years old and passed away last Sunday at Labasa Hospital.
23 Feb 2022 14:57
Nine More Leptospirosis Cases In North
Dr James Fong, Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services. Photo: Leon Lord

Nine more people are under treatment for Leptospirosis in the Northern Division, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services revealed on Monday.

The Division has recorded 47 leptospirosis cases since January, this year, of which two individuals fell victims to the disease, including the recent record from Macuata.

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong, said from the five recent deaths recorded, the Northern Division recorded one from Macuata.

Labasa Hospital acting medical superintendent, Dr Mua Mikaele, said the patient was a male aged between 20-49 years old and passed away last Sunday at Labasa Hospital.

Dr Fong continues to reiterate the importance of people to refrain from coming into contact with farm animals or flooded areas and advised them to stay in a clean house and community where leptospirosis risks were mitigated.

 

COVID-update

The Northern Division continues its fight against the deadly COVID-19 virus and reported another six new COVID cases from the period (February 19-21).

According to the Ministry’s analysis of COVID deaths for each division, the Northern Division had 28 COVID-deaths during the third wave of the pandemic.

The Division has improved on its hospital admissions with only six patients admitted at the Labasa Hospital.

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