Malawi registers 3 cholera cases

By Sarah Mlozoa

Malawi has now recorded three confirmed cases of cholera since November last year.

In its daily cholera update, the Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed that two of the confirmed cholera cases were reported at Limbe Health Centre in Blantyre.

“The first case was of a 13 year old boy was reported on 9 January, the second one was reported on January 17, 2020 and the third case was reported at Makhetha Health Centre all in Blantyre,” reads the report in part.

The ministry has however said the results of the suspected cholera cases which were reported in Mangochi and Ntcheu districts came out negative.

Meanwhile, the ministry has called upon the district epidemic management committees and district rapid response teams to be active in investigating and responding to cholera outbreak in their respective areas.

Further to this, the general public has also been advised to adhere to hygienic standards and use safe water all the time.

Communities with poor access to safe water supply have been urged to use water disinfectants.

As of 20 January 2020 Blantyre had registered two suspected cholera cases whose results are not yet out.

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