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Typhoid cases recorded in Naitasiri, Navosa

 

Oct 02, 2018 07:02:12 PM

Typhoid cases recorded in Naitasiri, Navosa A number of confirmed and suspected Typhoid cases have been recorded in Naitasiri and Navosa.

The cases have been reported in the villages of Nabaitavo, Waisasavua, and Uluiravo settlement in Naitasiri and Naveyago Village in Navosa.

In the Naitasiri villages, there have been 14 confirmed and 7 suspected cases from August 1st 2018 to date.

 In Navosa, there have been 4 confirmed and 1 suspected case from September 5th to date.

 No deaths have been reported from either Naitasiri or Navosa.

The Health Ministry has provided appropriate interventions to address and prevent typhoid cases.

 In Navosa, the Subdivisional  Response Team from the Ministry has been mobilised to Naveyago village where they have conducted response activities including site inspections, sampling, awareness, and screening for suspected cases.

The teams have also distributed water purification kits and installed additional water tanks for each household and families in the affected communities.

They have also been educated on safe food preparation, food handling and proper hygiene practises. The team continues to visit the community regularly to monitor the cases and advise the communities on appropriate actions to be taken.

Similarly in Naitasiri, the Subdivisional Response Team has conducted site inspections, collected samples and held awareness programs in the communities affected.

The Water Authority of Fiji is supplying water to affected areas and communities have been advised on maintaining proper hygienic practices when using toilets and during food preparation. The team has also asked for assistance from the provincial councils in terms of requesting a limit to mass gatherings.

The Ministry strongly urges the general public to postpone non-essential travel to the affected areas.

By Reginald Chandar

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