7 May 2018

Angola: 21 Positive Cases of Sleeping Sickness in Banga

Photo: Wal fadjri
(file photo).

Banga — Twenty - one positive cases of sleeping sickness were diagnosed in the last two weeks in the municipality of Banga, Cuanza Norte province, during the prospecting campaign held by the Provincial Department of the Institute of Combat and Control of Trypanosomiasis (Icct).

Angelino Francisco Correia, the supervisor of the campaign, said that 2,800 had been examined, and 21 cases were diagnosed, of which five were confirmed as sleeping sickness patients.

The official called the active participation of the population in the campaigns of prospection of the disease.

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