Typhoid outbreak in Naitasiri

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete outside Parliament. Picture: SUPPLIED

A TYPHOID outbreak has been identified in the Naitasiri Subdivision.

This was confirmed by the Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete who said there are 31 confirmed cases of typhoid and 14 suspected cases.

He said the Naitasiri medical team continued to make daily visits, implementing public health awareness and public health interventions in these villages.

He added that families have been educated on safe food preparation, food handling and proper hygiene practices.

The minister strongly urged the general public to postpone non-essential travel to the outbreak affected areas and take extra precaution during the holiday season.

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