MAKIRA Province has recorded its first diarrhea case since the outbreak was identified last week.
Kirakira Hospital Secretary Ben Warren said so far only one case was recorded in the province despite the outbreak.
He said the recorded case was identified at Nsharahau rural clinic, east of Wainoni Bay .
Mr Warren said due to the remoteness of many rural clinics in the province, it was difficult to establish communication contacts to determine the extent of the diarrhea situation in Makira.
Mr Warren said Kira Kira hospital will continue to communicate and liaise with the rural clinical outposts to find out if they have cases of diarrhea.
He urged parents to take precautionary measures to prevent a possible outbreak in the province.
“Communities need to keep their environment settings clean, and must make sure to use clean drinking water for drinking, cooking and washing,” he said.
Parents need to take every precaution to protect their children who are most vulnerable to catch the disease.
So far, six lives have been claimed by the current outbreak throughout the country.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI