Typhoid cases ad­dressed

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The Min­istry of Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices has re­sponded ef­fi­ciently and ef­fec­tively in ad­dress­ing Typhoid cases in Tailevu. In Fe­bru­ary a to­tal of 14 con­firmed typhoid cases were re­ported which have been in­ves­ti­gated and treated. Fur­ther­more, water sam­ples were tested and cleared safe for con­sump­tion. The Health Min­istry along with UNICEF, World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion, Nat­u­ral Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Of­fice and Com­mis­sioner Cen­tral of­fice have dis­trib­uted WASH kits while two water tanks were set up with water re­fill­ing in these tanks on­go­ing. Min­is­ter for Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices Jone Usa­mate said the health team and its part­ners have worked pro-ac­tively, and within three days, were able to re­con­struct 16 ex­ist­ing dam­aged toi­lets with the help of the com­mu­nity. “The Health Min­istry has con­ducted nec­es­sary aware­ness on typhoid in this area. “Dur­ing aware­ness ses­sions, it had been raised that poor en­vi­ron­men­tal san­i­ta­tion of­ten make pop­u­la­tions in com­mu­ni­ties vul­ner­a­ble to com­mu­ni­ca­bly trans­mit­ted dis­eases”. Mean­while, the Min­istry con­tin­ues to ad­vise the public to prac­tice proper per­sonal hy­giene. Source: Min­istry of Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices

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