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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cholera in Mozambique & Republic of Congo

A ProMED-mail post
Archive Number: 20130311.1581527

Cholera - Mozambique (Cabo Delgado, Niassa)Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:03:19 +0100
Source: AllAfrica, The Herald report [edited]
Health authorities say that a cholera outbreak in the northernmost province of Cabo Delgado has spread to Cuamba district in the neighboring province of Niassa. Up to Sun 2 Mar 2013, 33 cases of cholera had been diagnosed in Cuamba, although none of the patients had died, said the health authorities.
Cases continue to be diagnosed in the Cabo Delgado provincial capital Pemba, and the districts of Mecufi and Metuge, Radio Mozambique quoted the authorities as saying yesterday, 5 Mar 2013.
The radio reported that in the 1st 3 days of March 2013, there were 16 new cases, bringing the total number since the start of the year to 704 cases.

Cholera - Republic of Congo (Pointe-Noire) Date: Fri 1 Mar 2013 Source: Afriquejet, Pan African News Agency [PANA] report [edited]http://www.afriquejet.com/201303012890/Cholera-epidemic-Cholera-kills-8-in-Congo.html
A cholera epidemic which hit Congo's 2nd largest city, Pointe-Noire, has left 8 people dead from the 289 cases reported, Radio Congo Friday quoted the director of the health office in Pointe-Noire, Jean-Pierre Michel Ndzondault, as saying.
The Congolese government blames the spread of the disease on the recent torrential rain in the city coupled with poor sanitation of the area. Officials said if measures are not taken quickly, the epidemic could worsen during the forthcoming rainy season.

Comments: It is important that travelers from India to these countries take the available oral Cholera Vaccine (Shanchol), 2 doses at a gap of 15 days to protect them from cholera for a period of 2-3 years.

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