An elderly woman found positive for influenza A has died at ADK Hospital.
Managing Director Ahmed Afaal confirmed to RaajjeMV that an 84-year-old with influenza A has died.
The woman from HA Baarah died early Wednesday morning.
The worsening rainy weather has caused an increase in cases of viral fevers and flu. The Health Protection Agency has also warned Maldivians over the spread of dengue fever across the Maldives.
Afaal said that ADK Hospital has opened a flu clinic due to the increasing number of flu patients.
If you are coming to this hospital with fever, please go straight to the fever desk at our lobby. Our staff will attend to you. We also advice everyone to take extra measures to prevent spread of viral fevers and flu. pic.twitter.com/CgHGoZXyND— ADK Hospital (@ADKHospital) May 23, 2018
Reports of dengue fever increase between May and August each year. Health Protection Agency has advised Maldivians to promote good practices to avoid infection.