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Event: OT Other
Number: 2023-000255
Country: MDV Maldives
Location: Kulhdhuffushi City, Greater Male' Area
Date (YMD): 2023-12-1
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Information Source:IFRC APRO Maldivian RC Maldivian Government and Ministry of Health
Comments: During a health screening event held for migrants in in Kulhudhuffushi City, a northern province of the Maldives during 01st - 02nd December 2023, 25 positive cases of Lymphatic Filariasis was identified. Following the identification in Kulhudhuffushi City, health screening activities were also carried out in Greater Male' Area, the capital which resulted in the identification of additional 07 cases. All the positive cases identified so far are migrants. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) reports that the source of the disease is likely from migrant individuals who have travelled to the Maldives from regions where the disease is endemic identifying Bahar, Uttar Pradesh, Gopalganj and Tamil Nadu India as well as Comilla , Bangladesh countries where these individuals have travelled to the Maldives in the past 06 months
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