The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the status of the typhoid fever outbreak at Koroboya in Ba has gradually resolved in the past 22 days, following the initial outbreak declaration by the Ministry on the 24th of December last year (2012).
Deputy Secretary for Health, Doctor Josefa Koroivueta said the ministry acknowledged the various groups that have assisted the team in their operations to control the outbreak.
“Since the first cluster of typhoid cases was reported to the ministry on 23/12/2012 from the Ba sub divisional hospital and the Western Health divisional office, there has been an intensive interventional work undertaken by the ministry of Health and the office of the Commissioner Western, in curbing further transmission of the disease,” Dr Koroivueta said.
“The 14 days restrictions on mass gathering and movement at Koroboya and Navala communities enabled the inter-sect oral team in Ba to work cohesively with the afflicted communities in order to effectively control typhoid transmission in the mentioned communities.”
He adds there have been no further suspected or lab confirmed typhoid fever cases since then.
Further assessments are being carried out in the affected areas and community awareness are carried out to better address to healthy living and ways to improve on sanitation practices.