Monday , January 25 2021

Angola: Cholera claims fifteen years for ten months in the Uíge

Uíge. At least fifteen people have died of cholera in the province of Uige in the past ten months out of 1,500 cases of the disease reported in this region, said the director of the Provincial Department of Health in Uige, Madalena Diogo.

According to the official, from December 2017 to June of this year, the health authorities reported 899 cases, which resulted in the death of 13 people. Already in September of this year, with the outbrerea of ​​the disease, there were 156 cases and two deaths to date, totaling 1055 cases.

He added that there are teams set up to combat this disease, and that they are mobilizing people in remote areas to strengthen preventive measures aimed at stopping cholera.

“The provincial and public technical commission to fight epidemics has developed efforts through sensitization sessions and lectures, community meetings, distribution of water tablets, disinsection of Katsibb and restoration of water fountains,” said Madalena Diogo.

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