Monday, 9 November 2015

Mwanza contains cholera outbreak

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

Acting Mwanza Regional Medical Officer, Dr James Kengia, told the ‘Daily News’ yesterday that the cholera situation was sharply improving thanks to public awareness and massive campaigns deployed since the prevalence was first reported in September, this year.

Dr Kengia said there have been collaborative efforts by all stakeholders in spreading health education particularly to the fishing community, in Ukerewe and Sengerema districts that were severely hit by the communicable and deadly disease.

“We are working very hard to make sure the disease is contained to the maximum and I thank all the players who have demonstrated maximum cooperation with our department to return our region to normal and make sure it is free from the epidemic,” he said.

According to him, as of yesterday, cholera camps in all the affected districts recorded sharp decrease of patients with only five still admitted in Ukerewe, two in Sengerema, five in Ilemela and only one in Mwanza City Council (MCC).

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