Floods spark cholera outbreak in Angola

FloodsFrom LUCAS PEDRO in Luanda, Angola
LUANDA, (CAJ News) – AN outbreak of cholera, linked to the recent flood to pummel the Southern African country, has claimed six lives north of Angola.
The Zaire Province is the hardest hit by the epidemic with those deaths recorded from 145 cases reported in recent weeks.
Governor José Joanes André confirmed the deadly outbreak but said government had the situation under control thanks to measures applied by the sanitary authorities and partners.
“The response plan outlined by the authorities is having great results,” he said.
The cholera outbreak is the aftermath of flooding that left thousands homeless in Angola.
Soyo municipality, the country’s industrial hub, is the epicentre of the outbreak of the water-borne disease.
The north has borne the biggest brunt with Luanda Province also affected.
It suffered its worst outbreak in 2006 when 19 people died .
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