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14 cases of Typhoid

March 24, 2016 1:26 am

14 Typhoid cases have been reported in Tailevu.

Health Minister Jone Usamate says all cases have been investigated and treated while water samples were tested and cleared safe for consumption.

Usamate says health teams have worked proactively however there are concerns on poor sanitation leaving communities vulnerable to communicably transmitted diseases.

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Typhoid fever is contracted by drinking or eating the fecal bacteria in contaminated food or water.

Some of the symptoms of typhoid fever include high fever, headache, stomach ache and weakness.

People with these symptoms are advised to present themselves to health facilities.

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