Authorities caution against Rat Fever | Daily News

Authorities caution against Rat Fever

Health authorities in Hambantota request the farming community to obtain Doxycycline tablets before starting paddy cultivations as there is a possibility of being infected with Rat Fever.

Rat fever is spreading again with the prevailing rains in the district. Authorities said the tablets can be obtained from the PHI in the respective areas free of charge.

They said that when the rat fever germ enters the body, the person falls sick after 10 days.

They added that symptoms are fever, headache and pain in the eyes.


 

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