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 Surge In Leptospirosis, Dengue,Typhoid Cases

He said another 134 new cases of leptospirosis were recorded by the Ministry in the past week of which 62 new cases were recorded in the Western Division.
06 Apr 2022 13:02
 Surge In Leptospirosis, Dengue,Typhoid Cases
Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong

Cases of leptospirosis, dengue and typhoid are surging in the Western Division, says Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong.

Dr Fong said while the case trend had been on a downward trend in the last update, numbers have in­creased again beyond the outbreak threshold in the Western Division last week.

He said another 134 new cases of leptospirosis were recorded by the Ministry in the past week of which 62 new cases were recorded in the Western Division.

“For national leptospirosis hos­pital admissions so far this year, there have been 475 people admit­ted in total.”

Dengue

Dr Fong revealed that there was an upward trend approaching the outbreak threshold for dengue cas­es noted in the Western Division.

He said 428 cases were recorded, with 29 new cases reported in the past week.

Typhoid

Dr Fong said typhoid cases in the Central and Eastern Divisions were below average or at the aver­age numbers expected for this time of the year.

However, he said case numbers have exceeded the outbreak thresh­old in the Western Division.

There have been 50 typhoid cases so far this year.

He said the cases in the last week have been driven by localised out­breaks in Lautoka.

He added there was also a slight upward trend of cases noted in the past week in the Northern Divi­sion, driven by a localised outbreak in the Cakaudrove Province.

 

 



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