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Typhoid on one city road

Torika Tokalau And Shalveen Chand
Monday, June 30, 2014

SOME people at a settlement outside Suva City are concerned about the recent outbreak of typhoid in the area.

The residents of Ki St at Naganivatu subdivision in Wailoku expressed concern when The Fiji Times team visited the area yesterday.

Inoke Cabeiwasa, 50, a resident in the area, said the outbreak began in May.

"To my understanding, 16 people in this area have contracted typhoid, six of them hospitalised.

"The Health Ministry is aware of the outbreak but I plead to them to use their resources and create awareness on issues like this before it becomes a problem.

"They cannot keep waiting for an outbreak to occur then act."

The Health Ministry confirmed that eight new cases of typhoid have been recorded in Wailoku.

Senior divisional medical officer Suva Dr Pablo Romakin said Suva has had 28 cases of typhoid this year and of these, 10 were from Wailoku.

He said typhoid cases recorded in the area had been controlled and there had been no new report after the 10 that were reported in Wailoku.

The ministry is treating Wailoku as a high risk area although no travel restrictions have been placed, as in some cases, to stop the disease from spreading.

Dr Romakin said most of the cases that were reported were of adults between 20 and 30 years old, the youngest was a six-year-old student.

He said an awareness campaign undertaken by the ministry seemed to be working.








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