MALAWI DEFEATS CHOLERA

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A medical personnel assisting a cholera patient.

WORLD Health Organization, WHO, has declared Malawi a cholera free country.

Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson,Joshua Malango has confirmed the development.

Malango has explained that this is because the country has not recorded cholera cases for a period of 14 days, thereby meeting the global guidelines.

However,he has urged Malawians to keep on observing hygiene to avoid the recurrence of the deadly disease.

The cholera outbreak hit 17 districts in Malawi with Lilongwe and Karonga registering highest number of cases and deaths.

Since the onset of the rainy season last year, the disease has killed 30 people and registering over 900 cases.

Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, ranked highest with 352 being affected and 18 deaths.

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