Nearly 200 Taken Ill After Cholera Outbreak in Angola

by VR Sreeraman on  January 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM Tropical Disease News
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An outbreak of cholera has sickened at least 194 persons in one province of southern Angola since December 20.

Some 35 cases have been discovered in the last 48 hours, the director of the Cahama regional hospital told the Angolan press agency, Angop.
 Nearly 200 Taken Ill After Cholera Outbreak in Angola
Nearly 200 Taken Ill After Cholera Outbreak in Angola

The bacterial disease is fueled by poor sanitary standards, poor precautionary measures and the rainy season which accompanies the southern African summer.

Despite massive energy wealth, according to the national statistics institute 42 percent of the population has access to safe drinking water and 53 percent have toilets in their home.

The country was rocked by 18,390 cases of cholera in 2007, and in 2012 some 200 people died of the disease.

Source: AFP

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