18 people have lost their lives due to leptospirosis, three have died from dengue fever while two people have died due to typhoid since January this year.
While speaking at the National Disaster Awareness Week in Ba, Minister for Health, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says they recorded 1,259 cases of leptospirosis since January this year and 50% of cases are from the Central Division.
Waqainabete adds more than 4,000 cases of dengue fever have been recorded and 203 cases of typhoid.
He says these numbers are alarming and depressing and reflection of the challenges we have with climate-sensitive diseases.
Waqainabete says we have to practice individual responsibilities and clean our compounds.
Today we were delighted to have had Hon.@Nadokoulu with us at the #ndaw2020 in Ba to launch their #LTDD campaign ahead of the upcoming cyclone season. Very timely as the campaign will also help Fijians prepare for the cyclone season in different & the most safest way. 🇫🇯✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/Ul6cqqBOEi— Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development (@MRMDFiji) October 21, 2020
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