Dengue fever kills at least six people in North Maluku

first_img “There were 67 patients in January, 77 in February and 31 in March,” Rosita, who is also the North Maluku COVID-19 task force spokesperson, told news agency Antara.Read also: Dengue fever infects more than 4,500 people, kills 48 in East Nusa TenggaraShe added that 1,195 cases of the dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease, had been recorded in the province throughout 2019, with 16 ending deadly.“We are advising the North Maluku people to maintain cleanliness and eradicate mosquito breeding grounds by closing or draining water storage containers, especially in schools and places of worship, where activities are minimal during the COVID-19 outbreak, to suppress the number of dengue fever cases,” she said.In addition, she also called on the people to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to curb the spread of the disease. (aly)Topics : At least six people have died of dengue fever in North Maluku so far this year.According to North Maluku Health Agency data for the first quarter of the year, the fatalities were recorded from Jan. 3 to March 3 in three regencies of the province.Rosita Alkatiri, the agency’s head of disease prevention and control, said on Saturday that three deaths were reported in Morotai Island regency, two in West Halmahera and one in North Halmahera. The province recorded 175 dengue fever cases in the first three months of the year.last_img read more

Kathyleen Combs Ward, 61

first_imgKathyleen Combs Ward, 61, of Greensburg, passed away on August 16, 2019. She was born on February 18, 1958, in Decatur County the daughter of Curtis, Sr. and Sarah Combs. Kathyleen was a 1976 graduate of South Decatur High School and a 1981 graduate of Ivy Tech. She was a music minister for over 36 years for the Free Methodist Church and was a music teacher. Kathyleen was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Salvation Army, and the Red Hats Society. She played music for over 50 years with her dad where they traveled all over the state and for over 20 years with her whole family.Survivors include: Husband- Ronnie Ward; Son- Jeffery (Cierra) Ward; Brother- Curtis (Jannie) Combs, Jr.; Sisters- Rosalia (David) Young; Dorothy (Matthew) Galbraith; and Donna S. Mitchel; Nephews- Jason (Debbie) Young, Jacob Young, Andrew Galbraith, Sonny James (Allison) Mitchell, Jonathon (Sarah) Galbraith, William (Kellie) Galbraith, Curtis Combs III, and Victor Combs; Nieces- Jeanine Dale and Maria Annette Combs. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Nephew- Jordan Dale, and Great Nephew- Chase Galbraith.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00 am also at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Union Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideon’s. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more