Kudat health officials confirm typhoid outbreak


KUDAT: The Kudat health office has declared a typhoid fever outbreak in the district after five people were confirmed to have contracted the disease.

A circular from the district Health Department that has gone viral on social media said the cases were confirmed as typhoid by Hospital Queen Elizabeth's pathology department in Kota Kinabalu on Thursday (Feb 21).

It also said an operation centre had been activated at the Kudat health office on Friday (Feb 22) to deal with cases of typhoid fever. 

Meanwhile, Kudat district officer Sapdin Ibrahim said the situation was still under control and that his office will be raising awareness on the outbreak.

According to him, the outbreak was brought in by those coming in from the Philippines.


   

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