Hygienic rubber socks for Sri Lankan farmers

ERJ staff report (BC)

Colombo, Sri Lanka – The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka is to introduce hygienic rubber socks for people engaged in agricultural work, especially farmers in paddy fields, to protect them from waterborne diseases such as leptospirosis (rat fever), reports Ananda Kannangara in the Sunday Observer.

About 20 persons, mostly farmers from agricultural districts including Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Ampara and also some flood victims have been reported with leptospirosis during the past few days.

The Health Ministry’s epidemiology unit says that workers could wear…

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