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Tonga records 12 cases of typhoid to date

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 18/04/2017

It is prohibited for anyone from a village with an active typhoid case to travel to another village for food catering or to drink Tongan kava with people on a different village.

This follows the confirmation of a new case recorded going up from 11 to 12 this week since January.

The youngest age is a 5-year-old child with the oldest a 62-year-old.

The temporary ban in place for typhoid has been lifted in some villages.

The ban is to protect the lives of people because typhoid is a contagious disease.

About 10 health officials are still monitoring closely the areas of active cases.

Tonga is currently doing its best to combat the outbreak of typhoid.

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