Cholera News in Africhol Countries: Feb 2013

Flooding in Mozambique Displaces Hundreds of Thousands
Voice of America (25 Feb 2013)
...“there have been some reports of cholera, which of course the government is unwilling to state. They’re still calling it water diarrhea. But it is cholera. It’s not a high incident. And again cholera is endemic so we’re not alarmed at incidences. It’s natural for this to happen in this sort of environment.” 

Text messages help cholera fight in Mozambique
France 24 (21 Feb 2013)
As Mozambique struggles to recover from the worst flooding in more than a decade, aid agencies are pioneering the use of mobile phones to distribute aid and, they hope, cut the cost of logistics in disaster zones.

Mozambique flood death toll at 113 (19 Feb 2013)
...Up until 17th February, 386 cases of cholera had been confirmed – 237 in Pemba, 84 in Mecufi and 65 in Metuge. So far only two of the patients have died – a lethality rate of 0.52 per cent…

Lubumbashi : les jeunes contre le choléra
Syfia Grands Lacs (15 fév 2013)
De jeunes écoliers de Lubumbashi se relaient pour vulgariser les notions d'hygiène et prévenir la propagation du choléra qui sévit dans cette ville depuis le début de l'année. Une stratégie globale qui freine petit à petit l’épidémie et réjouit le personnel sanitaire.

Flood-hit Mozambique battles cholera outbreak (13 Feb 2013)
AFP (Maputo) - Aid workers in flood-hit Mozambique said they were fighting to contain an outbreak of cholera Wednesday, which has sickened 282 people. Cholera had struck three districts, a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) representative told AFP. "We have 282 cases as of today," said Emanuele Capobianco.

Katanga: le choléra fait 5 morts à Kipushi
Radio Okapi (11 fév 2013)
Cinq personnes ont succombé de l'épidémie de choléra sur une vingtaine de cas enregistrés, depuis une semaine, à la Prison centrale de Boma, à Kipushi dans le district du Haut-Katanga (Katanga). Des sources carcérales indiquent que deux de ces victimes...

Comment prévenir le cholera en RD Congo ?
Radio Okapi (11 fév 2013)
Plusieurs cas de choléra ont été signalés dans la province de l'Equateur et du bas Congo (RD Congo) en 2012. En 2013, des cas sont enregistrés à Lubumbashi (Katanga). Cette maladie est due essentiellement au manque d'hygiène, d'après les experts.

Cholera confirmed in northern Mozambique (8 Feb 2013)
Johannesburg (IRIN) - In the last 10 days, 22 cases of the waterborne disease cholera have been confirmed by laboratory testing in three areas in and around the northern Mozambique town of Pemba, in Cabo Delgado Province.

DRC: North Kivu region of Masisi faces growing insecurity and threat of cholera (8 Feb 2013)
Over 700,000 vulnerable according to UN as region is hit by increased militarization, poor harvest & little access to clean water... The lack of clean water has caused an increase in cholera cases reported west of Masisi city.

RDC: le choléra a fait 76 morts au Katanga en deux mois
Radio Okapi (5 fév 2013)
Plus de deux mille trois cents cas de choléra, dont soixante-seize décès, ont été enregistrés à Lubumbashi et dans plusieurs territoires du Katanga, du 2 décembre 2012 au 3 février 2013. La prise en charge de malades se fait convenablement, ont indiqué plusieurs sources médicales, insistant toutefois sur la nécessité de sensibiliser la population à observer les mesures d’hygiène et à consommer une eau potable. 

Cholera Outbreak in Eastern DRC (2 Feb 2013)
The Ministry of Health has cautioned the general public to be alert following a cholera outbreak in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. According to reports, the outbreak has so far left one dead and six hospitalized at Katindo Refugee Camp.

Cholera in Nebbi: Two year old discharged
Uganda Red Cross (1 Feb 2013)
A two year old who was admitted on January 29th and diagnosed with cholera has been discharged. Dei parish remains at high risk with the epidemic. 


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