Malawi govt warns Phalombe of cholera outbreak

Government has warned of a cholera outbreak in Phalombe following the rise in cases of districts that surround Lake Chirwa.

Ministry of Health spokesman, Chikumbe:  Cholera threat
Ministry of Health spokesman, Chikumbe: Cholera threat

Ministry of Health spokesman Adrian Chikumbe said there is severe sanitation around Lake Chirwa.

He said this has led to the rise of cholera cases in Machinga which now stands at 95 and 29 in Zomba, saying Phallombe is now a risk district.

“There is a sanitation problem in areas around Lake Chirwa, there are no toilets. It is even not easy to get there but we are trying. We fear the cholera might reach Phalombe because it is close to the lake,” said Chikumbe.

He said the government is distributing chllorine, an antiseptic chemical and the government has also intensified civic education exercises in the affected areas on sanitation.

Chikumbe said the government was optimistic that there will not be cholera cases in flood prone areas of Nsanje and Chikhwawa after people were given a five year immunisation against the fast killing but preventable disease.

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6 years ago

I Will Only Ask My Fellow HSAs in the country at large and in the districts now hit by chorela outbreak in particular to work to our level best that we may prevent the further spreading of the same. To my dear country men; let us follow what the health personel are asking us to do in as far as preventing the disease is concerned. LETS CROSS OUR FINGERS TO SAVE THE NATION FROM THE DEADLY DISEASE.

Romeo Hastings Bandawe
Romeo Hastings Bandawe
6 years ago

Help them out please

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