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Outbreak of typhoid recorded 11 cases to date

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 11/04/2017

Ministry of Health is trying their best to CONTROL the spread of typhoid and reduce the number of people suffering from the disease.

This follows the confirmation of 11 people diagnosed with the bacteria since January to date.

Chief Health inspector – Sela Fa’u on a Radio and Television program said, 5 of the patients are from Veitongo.

There are temporary bans put in place such as the ban of Tongan kava drinking in town halls, making food for public gatherings such as funerals and other occasions for a month.

The bans are to protect the lives of the people from the spread of this contagious disease.

Sela said, they face various constraints while trying to carry out proper process of avoiding the spread of the disease.

They include inaccurate information being provided by families for lab tests and others and this hinders their progress in trying to contain the spread of typhoid.

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