Preventing leptospirosis

Children have fun in fl ooded waters. The Ministry of Health is advising the public to be careful of leptospirosis which is caused by bacteria present in urine of animals such as rats, dogs and cattle. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THE news that four Fijians have died as a result of leptospirosis and another 70 contracted the deadly disease should keep everyone on their toes and extremely cautious. It is a disease that can be avoided and like they say, prevention is better than cure — it is always best to be proactive rather than […]

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