Mozambique declares end to Cholera epidemic


Triggered by heavy rains, the epidemic had infected over 2000 people in Mozambique which was already struggling under a financial crisis.

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2,131 cases were registered between January 5 and April 22, out of which four people died. During the same time, last year, 103 people died of cholera across the country.

According to VOA news, Mozambique which currently is striving to woo investors to develop offshore gas reserves, suffered a huge setback when the epidemic hit the country.  But, on Friday, the nation officially declared an end to the epidemic.

“The epidemic is under control: In the last 28 to 29 days, we have not registered new cases of cholera and so we are declaring the epidemic terminated,” said Francisco Mbofana, national director of public health, at a news conference.

The five cholera treatment centres that were installed in the most affected areas have already been dismantled, added Mbofana.

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