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Northern residents advised to monitor typhoid cases

January 7, 2018 3:46 am

Two hundred and thirty-six Typhoid fever cases were recorded throughout the country last year with majority from the Northern division.

Acting National Advisor Communicable Diseases, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan is advising residents in the North to not only monitor mosquito-borne diseases after the recent dengue fever outbreak but also beware of typhoid cases.

“ In the northern division we have had 116 cases in total for the entire year and this division has the most cases compared to the central, western, east and north. Most recent cases in the North have been in Savusavu area specifically in Natua village, with seven confirmed cases last month.”

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Dr Sahukhan says a sub-divisional response outbreak team around Savusavu has been working to contain the spread of typhoid in villages.

The Health Ministry says the response team is closely monitoring the situation and is committed to providing the necessary treatment and support required.

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