SUVA (FBC NEWS) — Around 300 cases of dengue fever have been recorded in Fiji following the two recent tropical cyclones.

The Ministry of Health is expected to release the figures this Friday as the hospital and the public health labs are still testing samples from the divisions.

Health Minister, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete confirmed three deaths related to leptospirosis.

Dr Waqainabete said the GeneXpert testing kits have been of great assistance because they are able to test these diseases accurately and efficiently.

“We have the ability to test those that may have the symptoms that are actually tested so we are actually able to pick more.”

Dr Waqainabete said they have a team accompanying the Fiji Emergency Medical Assistance Team on the ground post-TC Yasa and TC Ana attending to the health needs of the Fijians and raising awareness on leptospirosis, dengue and typhoid…. PACNEWS

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