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A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 35 people

by YCPress

Niger’s Ministry of Public Health said in a statement on the 19th, since mid-July, the country’s cholera outbreak in many places, has killed 35 people.

Niger’s Public Health Minister Ilyasu Maynasala said in a statement that since mid-July, the country’s Zindel, Maradi, Dosso and other six regions have been cholera outbreaks, as of August 16, a cumulative total of 845 confirmed cases reported, of which 35 deaths.

Niger’s health sector is calling on the public to comply with health and coronavirus prevention regulations, report suspected symptoms in a timely manner, wash their hands frequently, pay attention to drinking water hygiene.

There has been a cholera outbreak in Niger in 2018, with more than 3,000 confirmed cases, including more than 60 deaths.

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by Vibrio cholerae, mainly through unclean water and food, and is often characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and high fever, which can lead to death due to severe illness and delayed treatment.