Diarrhea scare in Gizo

Western Provincial capital Gizo
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A VIRAL diarrhea has alarmed Gizo residents, prompting the public to take extra precaution on what they eat as a way of maintaining good hygienic practices.

Reports reaching SunGizo office state that the viral diarrhea has claimed few lives at Gizo hospital last week.

Reports also state that there are increasing numbers of patients complaining of diarrhea since last week.

Director of Health and Medical Services for Western Province, Dr Dickson Boara said his office received the report and officers have been sent to the communities to investigate it.

“We have received the report and our staff have been sent to community concerned to investigate the issue,” Boara said.

“We are not in the position to say that this is an outbreak until we get to the bottom of this report,” he added.

“At the moment, we are waiting for the feedback of our team who are now in the communities investigating this report,” he said.

SunGizo understands that Gizo Primary School has taken urgent measures in respond to the report.

The school had stopped parents from selling food at the school and at the same time encourages parents to provide fruits and other healthy food for student’s lunch.