Friday, November 2, 2012

Barbados health officials issue leptospirosis alert

Health officials in Barbados have issued a leptospirosis alert urging the public to wear adequate protective clothing when participating in outdoor work or recreational activities, such as gardening and construction.

Last year, the island recorded three deaths from the 44 cases and so far this year, the number of people suffering from the disease has been put at 29.

Senior Medical Officer of Health – North, Dr. Karen Springer, said the disease, which includes flu-like symptoms such

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