45 dead in current cholera outbreak

Tanzania cholera outbreakFrom ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – AT least 45 people have been killed this following an ongoing outbreak in Southern Africa and Tanzania.
Angola and Tanzania are bearing the brunt with 20 and 15 deaths respectively.
The water borne disease is most severe in Mozambique where 2 159 outbreaks have been recorded. Four people have died.
Zimbabwe, with three deaths from six outbreaks, and Malawi, which has recorded a single death from 48 outbreaks, are also affected.
In total, Southern Africa and Tanzania have suffered 3 848 outbreaks, according to the Joint Cholera Initiative for Southern Africa (JCISA).
JCISA said for the last few weeks, said Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe had not recorded any cases while Angola also reporting a considerable reduction in incidents.
However, the Tanzania outbreak considerably reduced but continued with sporadic cases persisting in Dar-es-Salaam.
JCISA includes Tanzania in is assessment of Southern Africa owing to its close proximity to most countries affected by cholera and the risk associated with cross border movement.
Health ministers from Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe met at the beginning of the month to explore ways of addressing the cholera problem.
A technical workshop was also held in Harare last week.
Cholera killed 291 people from over 19 000 cases in the region in 2016.
CAJ News

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