Health Ministry is seeing a low number of severe cases of leptospirosis admitted in hospitals – Dr Fong
41 people have died so far this year

Health Ministry is seeing a low number of severe cases of leptospirosis admitted in hospitals – Dr Fong

41 people have died so far this year

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 10/07/2022
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The community engagement works conducted by the employees of the Ministry of Health have seen great results as hospitals are now seeing less number of people being admitted for severe leptospirosis cases.

Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says there are still reported cases of leptospirosis, but fewer people are admitted for severe sickness.

He says this is because of the community engagement works they have been conducting around the country, mainly in rural areas.

Dr Fong says a lot of people are taking their antibiotics early.

Meanwhile, 41 people have died from leptospirosis in Fiji this year.

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