Health Ministry detects more Leptospirosis cases

May 3, 2016 5:45 am

The Health Ministry has upscaled its surveillance with a rise in leptospirosis cases.

As of 30th April, 166 cases of Leptospirosis have been recorded, compared to the 66 cases earlier in the month.

The Ministry is working to address the increase in cases and is advising those who may be affected to seek medical assistance immediately.

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The illness lasts from a few days to 3 weeks or longer and without treatment, recovery may take several months.

The risk of contracting leptospirosis can be reduced if people do not swim or wade in waters that might be contaminated with animal urine.

Minister Jone Usamateis warning the people to take care and protect themselves from contracting such diseases.