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Precautionary measures against typhoid fever...

| Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu says residents need to practice personal hygiene & thoroughly wash their hands after a visit to the toilet, & before touching food in order to prevent the spread of the fever.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu says the rate at which typhoid fever is spreading in the province can be slowed down if residents followed a few simple precautionary measures.

Two cases were identified at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital while two more were picked up at the Edenvale Hospital.

The outbreak has already claimed one life.

The three remaining patients are children who are recovering in hospital.

In the Soundcloud above, 702's John Robbie speaks to Mahlangu about other precautionary measures and gets an update on the three patients.

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