Samoa takes precautions against typhoid

The authorities in Samoa have asked people to report for health screening if they've visited parts of Auckland in the last three weeks after an outbreak of typhoid there.

There are 16 confirmed and two probable cases of typhoid in the city and 12 people are in hospital.

RNZ reports Samoa's Ministry of Health wants residents or recent travellers to Mt Roskill, Manurewa and Blockhouse Bay to report in.

The Ministry is also advising everyone to boil drinking water, wash fruit and vegetables with warm water and wash their hands before preparing food.

It warns people to get medical help if they've had a high fever, digestive problems or diarrhoea.