Cholera outbreak in Nkhatabay

Cholera outbreak in Nkhatabay

Cholera outbreak has been confirmed in Tukombo area, Nkhatabay district

Ministry of health says the district has recorded 213 cases. Out of these 26 are in admission, 179 recovered but 8 died

Secretary for health Dr Charles Mwansambo says the cases are from Mgaga village around Tukombo area

Dr Mwansambo adds that on 7th August 2022 Nkhatabay district received an alert of cases presenting with fever, abdominal cramps, watery diarrhea and vomiting

Investigation by the district rapid response team revealed that poor sanitation with about 5 percent of the households having toilets and poor water supply are the main drivers of the outbreak

Laboratory investigations from the samples collected have confirmed that it is an outbreak of cholera

Meanwhile, the ministry has put in place various interventions to ensure that the outbreak is controlled such as community sensitization and deployment of extra staff

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