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Moz health authorities on maximum alert

September 13, 2017 7:00 PM
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Mozambican health authorities have issued a maximum health alert for threatened cholera outbreaks in that country, Medinfo reported on Friday.

It said the World Health Organisation had issued a similar warning, expecting both diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera and malaria to start increasing.

Medinfo said the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases were on the increase and 592 cases of acute diarrhoea had been reported in Mozambique's capital, Maputo.

In the Sofala province, 1 408 cases of diarrhoeal disease had been reported with six deaths.

Medinfo said the heavy rains in South Africa had exacerbated the country's current malaria epidemic and hospitals were running short of some anti-malarial drugs to treat victims.

Source: iol.co.za

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