Angola: Cholera Cases Increase in Huambo Municipality

Five new cases of cholera is recorded daily in Hambo Municipality since a cholera outbreak took place last month, which claimed eight lives, according to the provincial supervisor for epidemiology watch, Artur Braga.

Artur Braga told ANGOP on Tuesday that up to date 95 cases has been notified adding that the outbreak started with three cases daily at the beginning.

He pointed out the areas of Calomanda, Macolocolo, Calundo, Santo Antonio Chiva and Benfica Frederico, in the suburbs of the capital city, as the most endemic zones.

Artur Braga said that in this moment eight people are in the treatment centre but out of risk and urged the population to follow the basic preventive rules against the epidemics, such as potable water consumption, clean hands and the hygiene in residences.

Cholera is a serious public health problem with high level of contamination and death risk.

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