One New Cholera Case In Semporna

KOTA KINABALU: Cholera cases in Sabah has increased to 22 with an additional case recorded yesterday, said State Health Director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi.

The latest case was detected in Semporna, one of the seven districts in Sabah to be hit by the bacterial outbreak.

The highest number Cholera infections was recorded in Kota Kinabalu with 10 cases, followed by Beaufort with four cases, three in Semporna, two in Putatan, and one each in Tuaran, Sipitang and Kinabatangan.

“The public is advised to always practise preventive measures by drinking boiled water and ensuring that raw or uncooked food is washed properly with boiled or treated water before consumption.

“The public is also advised to wash hands with soap before eating or handling food and after going to the toilet, and ensure seafood or meat is properly cooked for consumption,” she said in a statement here, Saturday.

Separately, Dr Rundi urged health facilities to continue instilling the practice of the new norms in an effort to break the Covid-19 chain.

One of the approaches that can be done is by setting up an online appointment system. This service has been introduced by the Penampang and Putatan health clinics.

This, she said, would help facilitate social distancing and reduce congestion in the clinics.

The procedure involves scanning a QR Code provided by the respective clinics for registration.

Clients will then receive a call or email from the clinic for scheduling purpose.