Dengue fever

Elderly woman dies after being found positive for influenza A

  • The woman from HA Baarah died early Wednesday morning
  • The worsening rainy weather has caused an increase in cases of viral fevers and flu
  • ADK Hospital has opened a flu clinic due to the increasing number of flu patients

K. Male' 2018 May 23 | Wed 18:14 local 2,577

ADK Hospital - Azmoon Ahmed

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.

Reports of dengue fever increase between May and August each year. Health Protection Agency has advised Maldivians to promote good practices to avoid infection.

Last updated at: 3 months ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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