SIX primary school students were the latest cases of typhoid reported in Bua last week, says divisional medical officer north Doctor Pablo Romakin.
He said the six new cases were from the district of Lekutu and the students attended Lekutu District School.
Dr Romakin said the students were boarders.
He said the typhoid situation in the district was controlled.
"We are continuing to monitor the situation in the villages especially in the school because we have boarders there.
"We are looking at their kitchen and their sanitation facilities and have also asked them to improve it," Dr Romakin said.
He said the school management was informed of the needed improvements to sanitation facilities. "Compared to Macuata and Cakaudrove, we have controlled the spread of typhoid. There is a team in the villages of Lekutu, Navuniyevu and Wainunu inspecting the area and holding awareness programs," Dr Romakin said.
Dr Romakin said another area they were looking at were sources of drinking water.
"This also includes Lekutu District School as there are boarders and we need to make sure their drinking water is safe. We are working closely with the school management regarding this situation as we work towards preventing the spread of typhoid," Dr Romakin said.
The six new cases are part of the 14 typhoid cases reported in Bua so far this year.