The North East Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service has begun investigations into the outbreak of a waterborne disease in some parts of the Region.

The disease is believed to have already killed at least five people at Bunbuazio, with several others been treated with intestorial infections.

According to reports reaching InsiderGH.com, investigations by the Ghana Health Service in the region revealed that the disease that has already taken some five lives is typhoid fever.

According to the Regional Director of Health, the outbreak is likely to be attributed to the source of water of the Bunbuazio community.

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Checks by InsiderGH.com reveals that the Bunbuazio community of over 1000 people have just two boreholes. One other borehole under construction in the community has been abandoned.

According to the people of Bunbuazio, the two boreholes in the community are not enough to serve the needs of over 1000 people in the community.

They went ahead to indicate that because of the long hours they spend at the pipe before it gets to their turn to fetch water, they prefer to use stream water for domestic purposes.

The aforementioned stream water is believed to be the source of the typhoid fever outbreak in the community.

Source: InsiderGH.com

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