NO further typhoid cases have been reported in the Wainunu District, Bua following a ban imposed by chiefs on public gatherings.
The ban was in place from the end of August to mid-September.
Health officials at the Wainunu District meeting this week thanked traditional leaders for their support, which helped control the spread of typhoid.
Wainunu District was declared a hotspot typhoid area by health officials when 13 cases were reported from the area early this year.
Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea told his traditional leaders to continue the good work and support health officials in their fight against the spread of typhoid. He reminded the leaders that typhoid had claimed the lives of people, hence the importance of working with villagers to protect them from the disease.
Ratu Orisi said the ban on public gatherings in the district was imperative to stop the spread of typhoid.
Village headmen were also asked to remind expectant mothers about the importance of early ante-natal clinics to avoid pregnancy complications.
The district of Wainunu also reported six cases of leptospirosis and seven cases of dengue fever over the past year.
The situation has now improved with no cases reported after the ban.
Ratu Orisi urged his traditional leaders to work with villagers in practicing basic hygiene that would prevent the outbreak of diseases.