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  • Malawi: 2017/2018 Cholera

    Source: https://www.nyasatimes.com/two-die-2...rages-karonga/


    Two die, 22 hospitalised as cholera outbreak rages in Karonga
    December 15, 2017 Tiwonge Kumwenda- Nyasa Times

    Two people have died and 22 others hospitalised following cholera outbreak in the northern border district of Karonga, officials have confirmed.

    According to the district environmental health officer Luis Tukula, the two died while receiving treatment.

    Tukula said the most affected area as of now is Ngala fishing area which is in the southern part of the district.

    “The disease is spreading so fast,” said Tukula.

    He noted that the patients had developed severe diarrhoea and vomiting...

  • #2
    Source: http://www.maravipost.com/cholera-ou...cases-rise-51/


    Cholera outbreak continues in Karonga; cases rise to 51
    By Special Absalom / Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 10:34AM

    Karonga District Council and other stakeholders working in health sector are in dilemma over the fast spreading of a cholera outbreak in the district. Two people have reportedly died with a total of 51 registered cases in four weeks.

    The district council and the stakeholders met on Monday to discuss how they could contain the outbreak of the disease.

    A report presented at the meeting by Karonga District Environmental Health Officer, Lewis Tukula indicated that about 23 villages have been affected in all the five traditional authorities.

    “So far, we have registered two deaths and 51 cases within four weeks and most affected are females,” said Tukula...

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    • #3
      Source: https://www.nyasatimes.com/cholera-s...nister-muluzi/



      Cholera situation in Malawi not yet epidemic, says Health Minister Muluzi
      January 4, 2018 Brian Itai-Mana Be the first to comment

      Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has said although the cholera situation is certainly worsening, it has not yet reached the stage where it can be regarded as an epidemic.

      The Minister said this when he gave an update on the situation of cholera in the country on Thursday morning at the Ministry of Health at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, where he appealed for assistance from everyone to compliment his ministry’s efforts in trying to contain the disease...

      ...As of January 4, a total of 158 cholera cases have been reported in the country which has resulted in four deaths with Karonga registering the highest number of them at 138 including all the 4 fatalities.

      Nkhatabay has reported 16 cases, Dowa two and both Lilongwe and Kasungu have had a case each and out of all these cases, 146 have been treated and are now well at home, with only seven patients in the treatment camps...

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.nyasatimes.com/cholera-o...lima-district/


        Cholera outbreak hits Salima district
        January 8, 2018 Watson Maingo-Mana
        Salima District Council has confirmed Cholera outbreak in the district after two samples which were referred to Community Health Support Unit (CHSU) laboratory tested positive.

        According to the focal person for Integrated Disease Surveillance Response (IDSR), Luciano Abraham, the test results from the samples were released on Sunday.

        “Results from two samples that were collected from two patients have tested positive to cholera and therefore the district is declared in cholera outbreak,” said Abraham.

        He said the two patients are from one family and come from Kaphatenga Village in the area of Senior Chief Kalonga.

        Apart from the two confirmed cases, there are also three other cholera suspected cases waiting for test results...

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        • #5
          Source: https://malawi24.com/2018/01/10/two-...onfirmed-dowa/

          Two cholera cases have been confirmed at Thonje Health Centre in Dowa district.
          This happened a day after another cholera case from the district was reported at Salima District Hospital on 7th January, 2018.

          Confirming the development, Dowa District Hospital’s Public Relations Officer ( PRO) Davie Nuka said one patient has since been discharged while the other one is still being kept in the camp at the hospital for monitoring.

          Thonje is the village where the other cholera patient reported at Salima District Hospital was coming from before he was admitted at Mvera Mission Health Centre in the district...

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          • #6
            Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201802010500.html


            1 February 2018
            Nyasa Times (Leeds)
            Malawi Cholera Death Toll Rises

            The death toll from a cholera outbreak in the country has risen as Ministry of Health has confirmed.

            This follows the death of one more person on Tuesday, while 11 new cases have been recorded in the capital city and that there 15 people in the cholera treatment quarantine.

            Cumulatively, the number of those who have died to cholera in the capital is now five since November 2017...

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            • #7
              Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201802020409.html



              2 February 2018
              Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)
              Malawi: Three New Cholera Cases Reported in Salima
              By Watson Maingo

              Salima — After three weeks without registering a cholera case, over the weekend, three new cases have been reported in two health facilities, it has been revealed.

              Speaking to MANA on Wednesday, District Environmental Health Officer (DEHO), Lucius Donsa said that two patients were admitted to Khombedza Health Centre while one is admitted to Salima District Hospital.

              "It's true, we have three new cases of Cholera in the district, the cases are admitted in cholera camps at Khombedza Health Centre and Salima District Hospital Cholera isolation camps," said Donsa...

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.nyasatimes.com/cholera-c...anje-rise-six/


                Cholera cases in Nsanje rise to six
                February 2, 2018 Martin Chiwanda -Mana Be the first to comment

                The number of Cholera cases recorded in Nsanje district has reached six barely two days after Nsanje District Health Office (DHO) confirmed two cases.

                Nsanje District Health Office Public Relations Officer (PRO), Felix Simbi said the infected are three people from one family and the other three are their neighbors’ in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlolo in the district.

                “I can confirm that Nsanje district has now recorded new four cases of cholera making it six. All the infected people hail from Tsiliza village in the area of chief Mlolo,” said Simbi...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://malawi24.com/2018/02/11/14-n...stered-malawi/


                  14 new cholera cases registered in Malawi
                  By Bright Malenga on Feb 11, 2018 Health

                  The country is still registering a high number of cholera cases as 14 new cases were recorded on Friday.

                  According to Ministry of Health and Population Spokesperson Joshua Malango, the cases were reported in Lilongwe, Rumphi and Karonga.

                  “On 9th February 2018, 14 new Cholera cases were reported from 3 districts; 5 in Lilongwe, 1 in Rumphi and 8 in Karonga,” Malango said...

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://malawi24.com/2018/02/12/chol...-still-rising/


                    Cholera cases still rising
                    By Bright Malenga on Feb 12, 2018 Health

                    Cholera cases are still increasing in the country despite efforts of government and international organisations to fight the waterborne disease.

                    According to Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Joshua Malango, the number of recorded cases since the outbreak started has now reached 442.

                    This comes after the ministry recorded new cases on Saturday, 10 January.

                    Malango said 8 new cholera cases have been reported in two districts namely Lilongwe and Karonga...

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/malawi-c...500-eight-dead


                      Malawi cholera cases pass 500, eight dead
                      The number of cases of cholera in Malawi has risen to 527 from 157 recorded in January.
                      Updated Updated 13 hours ago

                      Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained.

                      Ministry of Health spokesman Joshua Malango said the number of cases had increased to 527 from 157 recorded in January, and that deaths had doubled from four to eight...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://malawi24.com/2018/02/20/chol...hs-reach-nine/


                        Malawi cholera.
                        Cholera deaths reach nine
                        By Bright Malenga on Feb 20, 2018 Health

                        Cholera deaths continue to rise in the country despite efforts by Malawi government and the international community.

                        According to Malawi Ministry of Health Spokesperson Joshua Malango, cholera deaths in Malawi have now reached 9 since the deadly disease has killed one person in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

                        He added that on Sunday 11 new cholera cases were reported from 4 districts.
                        Two of the reported cases are in Lilongwe, six in Salima, one in Likoma and two in Karonga,”

                        “31 Cholera patients are still admitted at the treatment centres in Lilongwe, Likoma, Rumphi, Salima and Karonga. Cumulatively, 541 cases have been reported in the 13 affected districts with 9 deaths,” Malango said...

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://malawi24.com/2018/02/21/one-...-dies-cholera/


                          One more person dies of cholera
                          By Bright Malenga on Feb 21, 2018 Health
                          Joshua Malango

                          Malango: 546 cases have been reported

                          One person has died of cholera in Lilongwe, taking the number of cholera deaths in the country to 10.

                          Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Joshua Malango has confirmed the death.

                          Providing an update on the cholera situation, Malango said 5 new cholera cases were reported in the country on Monday...

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://malawi24.com/2018/02/23/cholera-kills-two-ll/


                            Cholera kills two in LL
                            By Bright Malenga on Feb 23, 2018 Health

                            Cholera has killed two more people in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

                            Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed the death of the two people which takes the total number of people who have been killed by cholera to 12.

                            According to Ministry of Health spokesperson Joshua Malango, 10 new cholera cases have also been recorded in 3 districts across the country and some patients are still admitted in hospitals.

                            “On 21st February, 2018, 10 new cholera cases were reported from 3 districts; 3 in Lilongwe, 2 in Salima and 5 in Karonga.”

                            “23 cholera patients are still admitted at the treatment centres in Lilongwe, Rumphi, Salima and Karonga. Cumulatively, 570 cases have been reported in the 13 affected districts with 12 deaths,” Malango said...

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://malawi24.com/2018/03/01/chol...ses-reach-653/


                              Cholera cases reach 653
                              By Bright Malenga on Mar 01, 2018 Health

                              The country has registered 653 cases of cholera during the current rainy season, Ministry of Health and Population says.

                              According to Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Joshua Malango, over the past few days the country has registered 13 new cholera cases taking the number of cases since the outbreak started to 653.

                              According to Malango, 24 cholera patients are in treatment camps.

                              “In a latest cholera update, 13 new cholera cases have been recorded which has made the cases to reach 653. Twenty four patients are in Cholera treatment camps and the deaths are still 12,” Malango said...

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