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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mozambique : Cholera outbreak in Inhaca island

Via Xinhua :

" The Inhaca Island located at 32 kilometers from the capital Maputo has been reporting increasing cases of cholera due to lack of safe water and the practice of non hygienic methods, the Maputo daily paper Noticias reports on Monday.

According to local health unities at least 20 cases of cholera are treated every month but they fear that the number of cases could be more than the figures indicated because many patients do not seek for medical assistant when they are sick due to the long distances they have to walk to find one.

The municipal district Health director, Isac Piassone, said that the residents of the island do not have the habit of building conventional latrines and do everything outdoors."

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