POSITIVE results have been achieved so far in Vanua Levu with no reports of typhoid or dengue fever in the area, says Ministry of Health spokesman Peni Namotu.
Mr Namotu said since the outbreak in Bua three months ago, no other new cases had been reported to the ministry. "It is a good sign and an encouragement to note the positive results," Mr Namotu said.
"It also means people are adhering to our advice and taking preventative measures," he said.
"Bua is a hot spot area in the north and since the last outbreak a few months ago, the villagers have responded positively with no cases so far from the area," he added.
Similar results have been reported for dengue fever with no cases received by the ministry.
Mr Namotu said while the spread of the two diseases had been kept under control, it was important to maintain a positive attitude. "People are to continue to practise basic hygiene like washing of hands every time after they use the toilets and also before meals," he said.
"Sanitation facilities and water systems are to be also looked at by owners and compounds need to be cleaned.
"People should get rid of mosquito breeding objects like tyres, empty tins and water left stagnant in pot plants," he added.
In May this year, the province of Bua reported six cases from the district of Lekutu that involved students of a boarding school in the area.
Health officials joined parents and management to clean the school compound to prevent further spread of typhoid and dengue.