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New cases of typhoid recorded in Ha’apai


Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 20/06/2017


Ministry of Healthy has recorded 22 cases today since the outbreak in February this year.


Acting Superintendent of Public Health – Dr.’Ofa Tukia said, a 23-year-old young man of Lapeka was travelling from Tongatapu with the typhoid germ.


She said, the case has connection to the case at Niutoua.


According to the information from the young man he went to Vaiola seeking medical treatment when he had the symptoms and was given medicine for 5 days only.


HOWEVER when we travelled to Ha’apai, we visited the hospital.


He was tested and verified as an active health carrier of typhoid.


Medical officers are carrying out healthy campaigns in areas with typhoid including Folaha, Niutoua and Houma.


Dr. Tukia reminded the public to practice healthy and hygienic lifestyle to prevent contracting the contagious disease.


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