5,404 cases of LTDD post cyclones

March 26, 2021 10:28 am

Minister for Health, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete. [Source: Parliament of the Republic of Fiji]

The Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 5,404 cases of Leptospirosis, Typhoid, Dengue and Diarrhoea following Tropical Cyclones Yasa and Ana.

Minister for Health, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete, says there were 1,747 dengue fever cases.

Waqainabete adds they further recorded 99 cases of typhoid with 1 death.

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He adds the ministry had been prepositioning itself to combat the spread of LTDD.

He adds the natural disasters increased the intensity of the diseases and also highlighted that there were 3,019 cases of diarrhoeal disease.