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DRC: Cholera epidemic in Lubumbashi and region – Africa Media



The cholera killed about sixty people in the Upper Katanga province, including dances in Lubumbashi, economic capital and mining, said Friday evening the Provincial Minister of Social, Modest Balloy.

The epidemic began in August, according to him.

"The epidemiological curve has been registered since 24 August 2018 (…) in a total of 1,304 registered patients and 64 deaths, including 42 intra-hospital and 22 communities," he said, considering Radio United Okapi.

The outbreak of this epidemic is in the east of the city of Lubumbashi, in a neighborhood of drinking water, where people make up water from a river of fish, said the officer at an AFP correspondent.

Cholera is endemic in DRC.

In November 2018, the World Health Organization reported "a total of 25,170 cases of cholera, including 857 deaths (3.4%)," from the beginning of the year in the DRC.

At least, a case of cholera has been reported in 21 of the 26 provinces.

In 2017, courier killed 1.190 people in the DRC for 55,000 cases.

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