One would have to say yes after an outbreak of typhoid in South Auckland, which has led to four people being hospitalised.
So there you have it, millions of dollars thrown at health, beneficiaries, working for families and what difference does it make. Nothing!!!
Typhoid fever is an illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. Common worldwide, it is transmitted by ingestion of food or water contaminated with feces from an infected person. The bacteria then multiply in the blood stream of the infected person and are absorbed into the digestive tract and eliminated with the waste.
Flying insects feeding on feces may occasionally transfer the bacteria through poor hygiene habits and public sanitation conditions. Public education campaigns encouraging people to wash their hands after toileting and before handling food are an important component in controlling spread of the disease.
So what we have here in South Auckland is people literally living in shit, eating shit and catching shit, all in our vaunted workers paradise where everything is rosy and the state pays.
South Auckland, welcome to the third world.