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Health Teams Stay Proactive In Mitigating LTDD Cases

Seaqaqa, Wainikoro and Labasa districts in the Macuata Province continued to have the highest number of leptospirosis and dengue cases in the Northern Division.
14 Apr 2022 13:37
Health Teams Stay Proactive In Mitigating LTDD Cases
Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong

Medical health teams in the Northern Division continue to remain proactive in their Leptospirosis, Typhoid, Dengue and Diarrhoea (LTDD) mitigation efforts.

Divisional Medical Officer Northern, Dr Tiko Saumalua, said their teams in other sub-divisional areas around the country, were engaged in the LTDD awareness campaigns.

A team led by the Divisional Health Inspector North, Vakaruru Cavuilati, travelled to Kioa Island last Sunday to reinforce public health interventions against LTDD.

Dr Saumalua said their teams were going around different areas and conducting their own clean-up campaign and the Labasa area was the next on the list of clean-ups.

Seaqaqa, Wainikoro and Labasa districts in the Macuata Province continued to have the highest number of leptospirosis and dengue cases in the Northern Division.

Dr Saumalua advised people to take heed of their advisories and especially during this rainy period, to ensure that their communities were clean and mitigated from potential LTDD spread.

He said with increased festivities happening in different areas, cooks or people involved in preparing meals must ensure their health to mitigate the potential spread of LTDD cases.

According to a statement released by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong, last Friday, there were six deaths recorded in the Northern Division for Leptospirosis this year.

Dr Fong also mentioned that their preliminary reports of their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in the division had shown that the prevalence of typhoid fever decreased when communities focused and ensured good water supply and practised proper hand hygiene.

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