10 Sep 2015

Health scare for athletes in Samoa

7:23 pm on 10 September 2015

A number of people in Samoa have been treated for influenza like illnesses and diarrhoea with the Ministry of Health advising the public to maintain good hygiene.

Dr Seine Va'ai says there are also people suffering from the heat.

The Ministry's advice come after reports some athletes competing at the Commonwealth Youth Games needed treatment for diarrhoea and vomiting.

It says people can avoid the transmission of disease by ensuring they have access to clean drinking water, adequate sanitation and good personal hygiene.