Since the beginning of this year, ten people have been declared dead and succumbed to the highly contagious hepatitis B virus.
It is believed that most of the victims in Aliba Sub County in Moyo district misidentified the disease for Malaria and Typhoid, but most of the postmortem reports indicate that its Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B virus mainly affects the liver.
Steven Aceku, the in charge of Aliba health centre III confirms that by the time they discovered hepatitis B outbreak several people had already died.
Steven further said that more than 100 people have already tested positive to the deadly disease.
Moyo district has been epicenter for hepatitis B for the last five years. Information obtained from the district health office show that it has claimed more than 100 people