Hospital worried as two die from dysentery


Two people have died of dysentery and more than 20 other cases have been reported in the Ialibu-Pangia district of Southern Highlands.
Ialibu Hospital superintendent Dr Carolyn Undi-Kema said that a medical team was dispatched to a village in the district after a child was brought in with dysentery and died in the hospital.
“When we got there, we found that there were 26 to 28 people with dysentery,” Undi-Kema said.
“A report was sent to the provincial health authorities and another medical team from Mendi is now on the ground to treat the patients.”
She said that so far two people have died from dysentery and they were working on getting the other 26 cases treated before the outbreak worsened.
“We don’t know what the cause of the dysentery outbreak is but the team from Mendi has collected samples from the rivers and stools for testing to find the cause of the dysentery outbreak,” she said.
“We haven’t received the results yet but for now everyone should boil water before consuming it and ensure to always wash their hands.”

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