Viral fever, dengue, diarrhoea speading, warns health protection agency

Viral fever, dengue, common cold, and diarrhoea is spreading across the Maldives at an alarming rate, the health protection agency (HPA) has warned.

In a health alert issued yesterday (September 12), the agency revealed that 2,000 cases of common cold, 500 cases of diarrhoea, 800 cases of viral fever, and 500 cases of dengue fever were reported across the country during the past week.

The HPA cautioned that common cold and viral fever were highly contagious diseases and advised those affected to drink lots of liquids.

The agency also advised taking precautionary measures to prevent breeding of mosquitos during rainy weather.