the response from the authorities is “adequate”, assures the Minister of Health

the response from the authorities is “adequate”, assures the Minister of Health
the response from the authorities is “adequate”, assures the Minister of Health

The Minister responsible for Health Frédéric Valletoux wanted to be reassuring on Thursday, during a trip to Mayotte, considering the authorities’ response “adequate”, after a first death linked to a cholera epidemic on the island.

Traveling to Mayotte, the Minister responsible for Health Frédéric Valletoux considered, Thursday May 9, “adequate” the response provided by the authorities to the cholera epidemic which is raging on the island, after the death of a child 3 years old the day before.

“In the Comoros, the epidemic started a month and a half earlier but today there are thousands of cases and almost a hundred deaths,” he noted during his visit to the Kirson district of Koungou, where at least fifty cases of cholera have been declared to date and a three-year-old girl died Wednesday evening. “We see that in Mayotte, the response is adequate,” said the minister.

On site, he spoke with the teams from the Regional Health Agency (ARS) responsible for disinfecting homes as soon as a case is suspected. “We also distribute antibiotics to relatives and we vaccinate as much as possible, the population is very receptive,” explained Olivia Noël, field coordinator who is one of the 29 reservists who came as reinforcements to “contain the epidemic” in this French island of Indian Ocean.

Nearly 100 dead

The elected official recommends relaunching the distribution of bottled water to limit the risks of contamination by unclean water, one of the vectors of transmission of the disease with contaminated food.

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