It has been reported that cholera epidemic in Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby is scattering.
Earlier in the last month, PNG's Health Minister Sasa Zibe issued a public declaration announcing emergency in the capital, Port Moresby.
The cholera outbreak was first diagnosed in remote provinces in August, last year.
But recently, a chunk of cases have been diagnosed in coastal villages around Port Moresby.
According to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in PNG, animal and human health specialists are finding out solutions for fighting the disease.
It is generally known that cholera in animals and humans originates in a similar manner.
The main reason of occurrence of the disease is the poor hygiene, water quality and access to quality water and sanitation standards.
Due to the unsettled and poor people living in the urban areas, the not so well serviced quality water and sanitation standards set the background for such diseases and this in turn, raises the level of risk of its spreading.
The authorities however, cleared that uncooked food cannot be the reason but the contamination of water probably is the problem, they say.
It has also been said that Papua New Guinea has limited resources within its health care sector.
Thus, this calls for need of a collective effort by the various sectors within the country in order to provide the citizens with quality treatment and preventive measure.
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