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Subject: More than 170 PNG students get typhoid


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enso
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Date Posted: Sat, Sep 08 2007, 03:01:11pm

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More than 170 PNG students get typhoid
2:45PM Friday September 07, 2007

PORT MORESBY - More than 170 students from two secondary schools in Papua New Guinea's highlands have been diagnosed with typhoid, health officials say.

Salan Ere, the chief executive officer of Wabag Hospital in Enga Province, said 130 students from Wabag Secondary School and another 42 from Kopen Secondary School were confirmed as having typhoid following blood tests.

Students had complained that poor kitchen, toilet and dormitory facilities were the cause of the outbreak.

But Ere told PNG's Post-Courier newspaper it was too early to blame school facilities.

The hospital sent out officers to carry out blood tests at the schools and on food sellers in Wabag town to see if they were carriers, he said.

He urged food sellers and buyers to be hygiene-conscious when dealing with uncovered food sold in open-air markets.

- AAP

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Author:
Amb-C-Nolop (Maladministration)
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Date Posted: Tue, Sep 11 2007, 11:06:24am

Hi! Kaime

This is a critical and sensitive issue.

Now its happening again and its good to see that the nation is aware of this issue unlike in the previous years where worst things occured in Kopen and Wabag. Students have actually died from these schools but no researches were done to identify the causes. I hope the fault and cause lays within the administration. Its about time the EPG needs to review the administration of these two schools. We Engas want to see change..enough of politics and favouratism and wantokism

Eagles Eyes

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Author:
TapuMalo
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Date Posted: Tue, Sep 11 2007, 02:57:04pm

Surely typhoid is a contageous disease and can spread within days in a concentrated population like these schools. We understand the serious threat posed by this epedamic to our boys and girls there and is a cause for concern for us as stakeholders. I guess the administration of these schools should own up to this dreadful situation and face reality.

Stop denying an established fact substantiated by medical evidence and institute a mass treatment programme in these schools. You are fooling nobody but yourselves. You got to give us something better than cheap denials in the media.

Wake Up

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Author:
Conde Andake
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Date Posted: Wed, Sep 12 2007, 11:33:37am

I am not surprised to hear this....

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