THE Ministry of Health has again pleaded with members of the public in the Northern Division to adhere to basic hygiene practices to prevent typhoid.
The plea follows another hospital admission of a 31-year-old man in Labasa.
Ministry's spokesman Shalvin Deo said blood test results received yesterday confirmed the patient suffered from typhoid.
"The patient is from Basoga and has been sick for the past two weeks. He complained of fever, chills, headache, body pain, body weakness and poor appetite," Mr Deo said.
"He was admitted to the Labasa Hospital last week and confirmed to be typhoid positive on blood culture this morning (yesterday)."
Mr Deo said another boy was recovering from typhoid at home.
"He is a typhoid suspected case and is at home. He has been suffering from fever which started after he returned from a funeral in Namuka."
The ministry has advised the general public that frequent handwashing is the best way to control infections.