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  • #16
    Source: Cholera outbreak alert in Trans Nzoia
    By Standard Reporter |
    Published Fri, March 2nd 2018 at 18:46,
    Updated March 2nd 2018 at 18:48 GMT +3

    The County government of Trans Nzoia has issued a cholera outbreak alert following the confirmation of 7 cases at the County Referral Hospital as of 1st March 2018. In a press statement Friday afternoon County Director of Health Dr. Gilbert Sowon said the disease has been traced to all the Sub Counties within the County...


    • #17

      Cholera deaths reach 13
      By Bright Malenga on Mar 02, 2018 Health

      The Ministry of Health and Population has said the number of people who have died from cholera during the current rainy season has reached 13.

      According to Ministry of Health Spokesperson Joshua Malango, 14 new cholera cases have been recorded over the past two days taking the number of cases since the start of the outbreak to 679.

      Malango has confirmed the development.

      “On 1st March, 2018, cholera deaths have reached 13 with 14 new cholera cases. Number of patients under treatment has also increased to 34 and cumulative cases of cholera have reached 679,” Malango said...


      • #18

        Cholera deaths hits 17
        By Bright Malenga on Mar 04, 2018 Health

        ….as Cholera cases reach 693

        Cholera continues to claim lives of people in the country as it has now killed 17 people, Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed.

        According to Ministry of Health and Population Spokesperson Joshua Malango, so far Cholera cases have reached 693 with 14 new cases and 25 patients are in treatment camps.

        “On 2nd March, the country registered 14 new cholera cases. 25 patients are in treatment camps and cumulatively, Cholera cases have reached 693,” Malango said...


        • #19

          Cholera Deaths Increase in Malawi

          Lilongue, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 718 people are contaminated and 19 died as a result of an outbreak of cholera that affects inhabitants of 13 of the 28 districts of Malawi, health authorities reported today.

          The cases increased from 546 in January to the current 718, indicates a note from the Ministry of Health.

          The letter clarifies that the majority of victims belong to this capital and the northern district of Karonga, bordering Zambia, where there are 552 patients and 14 people died...


          • #20

            18 March 2018
            Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)
            Malawi: Cholera Outbreak Getting Out of Control Due to Contaminated Water in Salima
            By Watson Maingo

            Salima — Two Months after the first cholera case was recorded, Salima registered 13 other cases over the weekend within 24 hours, posing a threat that the outbreak is getting out of control as cumulative cases have reached 88 with four community deaths recorded so far...

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            18 March 2018
            Nyasa Times (Leeds)
            Malawi: Ministry of Health Containing Cholera but All Stakeholders Should Play a Role - Spokesman
            By Joshua Malango -Moh

            Statistics don't lie, they are hard facts. From an average of 13 new cases a day in February 2018 to around 5 cases a day now is factual evidence that the Government has done and it continues to do all it can, to address the cholera outbreak...


            • #21

              Malawi cholera outbreak kills 30
              At least 30 people have died and 893 are ill in a cholera outbreak in Malawi, the health ministry said Thursday....
              Posted: Apr. 12, 2018 11:28 AM
              Updated: Apr. 12, 2018 3:55 PM

              At least 30 people have died and 893 are ill in a cholera outbreak in Malawi, the health ministry said Thursday.

              The disease outbreak which began last November in Karonga, northern Malawi has spread to 13 districts in the country, a spokesman for the ministry, Joshua Kalongo told CNN.

              The drinking of contaminated water and poor food hygiene practices in affected areas have been blamed for the cholera outbreak, the ministry said.

              Kalongo told CNN that heads of affected districts have banned the sale of cooked food in market places in an attempt to stop the spread of the disease in the country...


              • #22

                Cholera is back in Malawi; One dies in Salima
                By Our Reporter / Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 11:48AM

                One person has died of cholera in Salima just a month after the World Health Organisation gave Malawi a cholera clean slate, Maravi Post has learnt.

                Salima Hospital spokesperson Angella Nyongani Sakwata confirmed the death.

                “The death happened on Friday but the postmortem was only made available on Monday,” said Sakwata.

                She said the deceased hailed from chief Khombeza’s Area in the district...