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Another Victim: Leptospirosis Strikes Again, 7 Lives Lost



Another Victim: Leptospirosis Strikes Again, 7 Lives Lost

In a press conference held today, June 5, the Minister of Health, Kailesh Jagutpal, announced that a seventh death related to leptospirosis has been reported in Mauritius.

The disease, a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by rodents, particularly rats, has affected laborers, manual workers, and plumbers the most.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that affects humans, primarily transmitted through the urine of rodents.

The Minister urged the public to consult a doctor immediately if they experience any symptoms.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has reported 141 cases of dengue fever during the past week, with a trend towards a decline.

The three most affected regions are Karo Kalyptis, Roche-Bois, Pamplemousses, and Rivière-du-Rempart. Despite challenges in accessing these regions, the Minister assured that fumigation exercises will continue.

The Ministry is also considering seeking aid from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), district councils, and other stakeholders to tackle the outbreak.

The Minister emphasized the importance of public health awareness and prompt medical attention to prevent further spread of the disease.

The public is advised to take necessary precautions to avoid exposure to infected rodents and to seek medical attention promptly if they experience any symptoms.

Source: Defi Media

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