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28 cases of typhoid recorded

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A TOTAL of 28 cases of typhoid have been recorded in the Suva area alone, the Health Ministry reported yesterday.

In light of this increase, the ministry is calling on people to be more cautious about their personal hygiene.

"The Health Ministry advises the public to maintain personal and environmental hygiene and proper sanitation to reduce the risks of typhoid," a statement received yesterday read.

"Typhoid fever is an illness associated with fever that is most often caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria.

"Typhoid fever is a contagious, potentially life-threatening bacterial infection."

If you are not yet aware, some of the symptoms of the illness include a high fever which lasts three days or more, headaches, diarrhoea or constipation, poor appetite, body weakness, red rashes and in severe cases, the passing of blood through urination.

"The risks of typhoid transmission from person to person are augmented by the presence of asymptomatic typhoid carriers, the lack of sewerage disposal system and untreated water," the statement said.








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