ENB Health

ENB health see upsurge in flu-like illnesses

 Hospitals and health centres in Kokopo town have been treating many sick children who have been coming with flu like illnesses.

The Provincial health office has confirmed that the symptoms of skin rash, cold and fever is something new but believe it  is nothing serious as they have not established the source of the sickness.

Children have been treated with symptomatic treatment and sent home with most of them improving.

ENB vaccinates children throughout province

A program called the “special integrated routine expanded program on immunisation” involves the routine vaccines that are being used to inoculate children under the age of one.

More than 30 health clinics and facilities in Kokopo, Gazelle and Rabaul districts have gone into communities to facilitate this program.

The SIREP Plus contains the normal routine vaccines and the inclusion of new vaccines and these include the measles rubella (MR), inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and the pneumococcal vaccine (PCV 13).