A child dies of cholera in Mayotte

A child dies of cholera in Mayotte
A child dies of cholera in Mayotte

This is the first death recorded by the Regional Health Agency. The child lived in the Koungou district where several cases of cholera have been identified in recent weeks.

Written by NP – Thursday May 9, 2024 at 6:47 a.m.

The cholera epidemic claims a first victim, the prefecture and the Mayotte Regional Health Agency announced this Wednesday.

The child lived in the Koungou district where several cases of cholera had been identified in recent weeks and where intervention efforts, particularly vaccination, had been concentrated. The intervention teams went to the scene to treat those close to the child.

This first fatal case comes on the eve of the visit of Minister of Health Frédéric Valletoux planned for several days.

The first cases of cholera in Mayotte were recorded in mid-March among people returning from neighboring Comoros, where the epidemic is surging with 98 deaths according to the latest official report. In Mayotte, the first “native” cases, diagnosed in patients who had not left the 101st French department, appeared at the end of April.

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