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14 deaths from Dengue Fever and Leptospirosis

August 19, 2020 12:48 pm
The Ministry of Health confirms there is an outbreak of dengue and leptospirosis.

The Ministry of Health confirms there is an outbreak of dengue and leptospirosis.

Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqaibete confirms fourteen people have died from Dengue Fever and Leptospirosis so far this year.

Speaking to FBC News, Dr Waqainabete confirmed four people have died from Dengue Fever and 10 from Leptospirosis.

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Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong says they have recorded around 3, 300 Dengue Fever cases and 1, 100 Leptospirosis cases to date.

“We have an outbreak of dengue and leptospirosis at the moment. Our health inspectors are on to it. They doing their various cleanup campaigns. We have had a few adverse outcomes in terms of mortality but most of that has been in those who presented late and severe.”

Dr Fong adds majority of the cases have been recorded in the Central Division and there are also cases of Dengue Fever and Leptospirosis in the Northern Division.

 

 

 

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