Children Most Affected by Namibia Cholera Outbreak: Minister

21 Jan 2014 by Local Press Report

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Richard Kamwi, says children under 10 years are the most affected by the cholera outbreak, which has so far claimed 11 lives in the Kunene Region, and affected 337 others between 16 November 2013 and 13 January 2014. Addressing ministry staff members during a visit to the region last week, Kamwi confirmed that his ministry became aware of suspected cholera cases in the region last year in November, but the official report was only made available on 3 January this year. The minister said 11 out of 14 stool samples that tested positive for cholera, had been taken from children below 10 years, with five of the cases involving children under five years...

Request Subscription

SUBSCRIBE FREE to "The Water Diplomat" (monthly), or try the OOSKAnews International Water Weekly (paid subscription)