Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reported typhoid cases from ages 20-29

Typhoid Fever
Most of the reported cases of typhoid from the Bua Province were recorded from the ages of 20-29.

To date there are 42 reported cases.

Health Ministry spokesperson, Peni Namotu confirmed that the main cause of the spread is by healthy carriers moving around and spreading the bacteria.

Healthy carriers are people that have the bacteria but do not show symptoms of Typhoid.

Therefore, when they do not wash their hands with soap and water after visiting the toilet and they then mix grog or prepare food, they spread the bacteria to people that consume the grog, food or water.

Namotu confirmed that this is the whole reason why they have cancelled mass gatherings and the consumption of grog is prohibited.

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