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Ebola-like virus is on the way to cause epidemic in Angola

As the death toll from the virus like Ebola rises in the country of Angola, people had been warned not to visit the country in Africa// for at least a week. ....The number of people who are affected by the virus till date is 132. According to the statistics available at World Health Organization, the two third of those affected by the virus are children. .. ....The virus which was first identif...

Cholera Outbreak in Angola: 652 Infected and 22 Dead

An outbreak of cholera was first reported in the Luanda province of Angola on the 13th of February. Since then, nearly 652 cases of cholera// and 22 cholera related deaths have been reported in the state. ....According to the latest health report published by the World Health Organization, 101 new cholera and cases and 4 deaths have been reported over the past 24 hours. 8 municipalities have bee...

Death Toll due to Cholera Rises to 48 in Angola

The cholera epidemic has swept through Angola covering the provinces of Luanda, Bengo, Benguela, and Kwanza Norte. Since the declaration of the cholera outbreak on February 13, the number of reported cases has risen to 2,026 with a death toll of 48. // ..On Sunday WHO representative, Angola Fatoumata Diallo handed over 7 tons of medicine and equipment to the Angolan Vice Minister of Health Jos...

Epidemic Of Cholera Continues To Sweep Over Angola

The representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) to Angola announced on Thursday in Luanda that the epidemic of cholera, which is continuing to sweep// over some Angolan provinces, had killed 919 people among nearly 20,000 cases having been reported as on April 25. ....France-based Medicines sans Frontiers (MSF) said on Thursday, that this cholera epidemic in Angola has become a nationa...

20,000 Cholera Cases In Angola, 1,000 Casualties

Medical aid group Doctors without Borders, which is working in Angola to contain the cholera outbreak there says that 20,000 cases have come to light so far with 1,000 deaths//. Cholera is an acute intestinal infection, which is caused in most cases by drinking contaminated water. .. “It’s still quite bad. It’s showing even more in other provinces now also. This week on certain days we have seen...

Death from Cholera Rises in Angola

The official death toll that has been reported in Angola from a cholera outbreak has risen to 1 109, an unusually high mortality rate and it is expected to affect another 250 000 people before the disease is contained. // ....Since the first report of the outbreak in mid-February in Luanda, the capital, 27700 cases of cholera have been reported. ....Uige, a city 300km northeast of Luanda has al...

Cholera Death Toll Reaches 1,156 in Angola

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that there have been an additional 50 deaths from cholera in Angola this week taking the total toll to 1,156 deaths // the country since mid-February. ....The WHO said that the epidemic is only growing and is showing no signs of getting controlled. There are a total of 30,612 cases of cholera since February. Half of these were reported from province o...

UN Sending Aid To Angola To Counter Cholera

The United Nations is rushing aid to Angola to counter cholera epidemic which has killed about 2,000 people and sickened 50,000 in the African nation. // ....The UN health agency said it is sending drugs, oral re-hydration salts, disinfectants and chlorine to counter the poor sanitation and a shortage of safe drinking water, major vector of the disease. .. .."Although current trends show a decli...

Angola To Launch A Massive Health Protection Campaign For The Children

Health officials of the African nation Angola have announced their plans is mount a massive campaign to help protect more than 3.5 million children//, under 5-years of age from measles, polio and malaria. ....The representatives of the WHO, U.N. children's agency UNICEF along with the health ministry of Angola, had announced in Luanda their aim to reduce Angola's infant mortality rate that is co...

Angola Warned of Recurrent Cholera Outbreaks

Although cholera cases in Angola has started declining, aid agencies warn Angola of repeated outbreaks of cholera if water and sanitation issues are not addressed//. ..Karen Godley, the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)-Switzerland head of mission in Angola said, "The government needs to improve water and sanitation - Angola has not seen a cholera outbreak since 1995 and now we expect it to reappea...
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