A HEALTH survey is in progress in the Western Division, the first step in an attempt to eliminate typhoid and leptospirosis from disease prone areas.
National adviser for Communicable Diseases Dr Mike Kama said the survey team comprising World Health Organisation representatives, the London School of Tropical Health and the Health Ministry would be focussing heavily on hot spot areas for typhoid and leptospirosis.
"The survey's main objective is to see, in terms of typhoid occurrence, how we can best address the issue," Dr Kama said.
"It's basically a cross sectional survey, the team is conducting the survey in different localities and while the focus is especially on hot spots areas, we will also look at areas that recorded typhoid in 2011 and 2010.
"In some of the areas, they will be visiting, residents have never been vaccinated for typhoid so there are several elements, aspects and outcomes anticipated for this survey."