Thursday 23 November, 2017

Dr Moonilal calls for spraying to curb leptospirosis outbreak

Dr Roodal Moonilal is calling on the authorities to undertake emergency spraying of the affected areas following reports of two deaths due to leptospirosis.

"There is now a great risk of a rapid spread of the rate-borne disease and, as a result, I ask for the urgent intervention of the Ministry of Health. Several patients and at least one of the casualties, Premnath Badal, are from the Penal-Debe community, and I, therefore, urge a critical focus on those areas," he said in a release. 

The Oropouche East MP said the deaths of the two infected patients and hospitalisation of others have confirmed that leptospirosis could become a major health epidemic crisis.

"Against that background, I ask for the immediate intervention of the medical authorities, through spraying and other essential exercises," he said.