Screen all maids for Herpes?
Recently I employed a maid and was shocked that Fomema, the health screening agency for domestic Indonesian maids, does not screen for herpes.
Since it is a highly contagious disease, which can be transmitted through saliva and vaginal fluids, all maids should be screened and deemed unfit for employment if they are found to have the virus.
Doctors and professionals have confirmed that there is no antidote for this virus, and once infected, the person becomes a lifetime carrier.
Perhaps the Health Ministry can play an active role to include this as part of Fomema’s standard health screening for foreign workers to ensure that they don’t spread the disease.