Health authorities in the central Zambezia province in Mozambique
were on high alert after the deaths last week of two people out of more
than 20 reported cases of cholera, the daily Noticias reported.
The paper said health authorities in the Chire region of Morrumbala
district had increased the number of diagnostic equipment used in the
treatment of cholera in the districts of the province located near the
In October this year health authorities reported the death of two
people in the same province while another six were hospitalised in the
Authorities blamed the occurrence of the transmittable disease on
the consumption of contaminated water.
Cholera outbreaks have often been reported in Mozambique's rural and
urban centres during the rainy season, which began in November.
Health officials were encouraging residents to boil or treat their
water before drinking it or using it to wash vegetables and fruit. - (Sapa)
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