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Dowa registers a new cholera case

Written by  Stanley Nkhondoyachepa
A Doctor treats a young patient suffering from cholera at a camp for people suffering from cholera A Doctor treats a young patient suffering from cholera at a camp for people suffering from cholera File Photo

Dowa, February 8, 2018: Dowa district hospital on Tuesday received and is treating a new cholera case.

District Health Promotion Officer, Davie Nuka confirmed in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday that the hospital was indeed treating a cholera patient.

Nuka said once treated, the latest case will bring the number of total curated cholera cases at the health facility to five.

In November last year, the district health office embarked on a cholera vaccination campaign which targeted over 45,000 people living in the Dzaleka refugee camp and the surrounding areas since the disease is endemic where there is poor sanitation and unsafe water sources.

However, there have been reported cases of the disease from areas not considered cholera prone this year.

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