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Suspected typhoid and leptospirosis cases after TC Winston

Suspected typhoid and leptospirosis cases after TC Winston

By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 03/03/2016
Health Minister Jone Usamate surveying damages in the Western Division.

People are being advised to take necessary precautions as there are some suspected cases of typhoid and leptospirosis.

Health Minister Jone Usamate who went to Ra, Koro Island and Tailevu North, says the Ministry's major focus is to ensure that people have safe and clean water and proper sanitation.

He urges people to follow simple rules of washing their hands before preparing meals and eating, and boiling water and using water purification tablets if they feel the water is not safe. People are also advised to wear proper footwear while involved in outdoor activities.

Usamate says although the health facilities are badly damaged in the cyclone, the services are being provided as they have set up tents.

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