March 29, 2013

20 lepto cases in 3 months up North

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Update: 4:54PM THE Health Ministry has urged members of the public to take extra precaution against leptospirosis.


Ministry spokesman Shalvin Deo said  people must keep pets and animals away from water sources to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

Since January this year, he said there were 20 cases of leptospirosis in the North.

People working in rice paddy or soggy areas where bacterias breed are being advised to wear protection such as boots and gloves to prevent its spread.

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