By Teddy Cambosa

The Ministry of Health in the Pacific island nation of Fiji has recorded three new cases of typhoid, making the total count to 13 after the nation has been hit by Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

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Previous cases include 11 of the cases are from Macuata and two from Cakaudrove in Fiji.

According to the briefing by Major Hiagi Ieli to the Fijian president, the Leptospirosis, Typhoid, Dengue and Diarrhea awareness in various communities to mitigate the spread of these diseases have been rampant always.

Leli also noted that a major challenge to the affected communities are the lack of latrines, hence the Ministry of Health has installed portable latrines in response.

Teddy Cambosa is a graduating BS Biology student and a former campus journalist at Batangas State University. He is also currently writing for MARKETECH APAC, a small APAC-focused marketing news site.

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