4 March 2013

Angola: 812 Cases of Malaria, 12 Deaths

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An Aedes albopictus female mosquito obtaining a blood meal from a human host.

Léua — At least twelve people died as result of 812 cases of malaria recorded from December to February this year in Léua district, eastern Moxico province, said the local health director, Jorge Daniel Caliata.

From this number, he said, seven were children, adding that the outbreak is due to endemic area because of the rainy season, coupled with weak sanitation.

Rheumatic diseases, gastritis, acute respiratory infections and diarrhoea are among the most common in that district based 62 km from Luena city.

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