23 Sep 2015

Tongan teenager diagnosed with typhoid

7:58 pm on 23 September 2015

A 15 year-old girl on Tonga main island of Tongatapu has been diagnosed to have a typhoid infection.

The case is in the village of Vaini from where several people were hospitalised with typhoid a year ago.

Radio Tonga reports the town officer saying the villagers have been told that public gatherings or feasts in the village have been prohibited for a month.

Meantime the boarding school located in Vaini - Beulah College - has sent its students home until the prohibition is lifted.

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