78 cases of cholera detected in Mayotte since mid-March

78 cases of cholera detected in Mayotte since mid-March
78 cases of cholera detected in Mayotte since mid-March

According to the latest report from the Regional Health Agency, 78 cases of cholera have been detected in Mayotte since March 19. 15 are active cases.

The number of cholera cases continues to rise in Mayotte. 78 cases of cholera have been detected since March 19, according to the latest report from the Regional Health Agency, sent this Monday, May 13 in the evening. The ARS also mentions 15 active cases in the department. 464 contact cases were treated and 4,456 people were vaccinated.

A week earlier, on May 8, Santé Publique France reported 63 cases of cholera, including 49 acquired locally and 14 imported from the Comoros or the African continent. The local cases are all located in the commune of Koungou, with one exception. A new indigenous case has been detected in the commune of M’tsangamouji,”without any link with Koungou being established“, specifies Public Health France. This case would have been contaminated by using water from a river for cooking or hygiene. The imported cases concern the municipalities of Mamoudzou, Dzaoudzi, Ouangani and Kani Kéli.

Santé Publique France recalls that most cases are concentrated in Koungou.in a precarious neighborhood with difficulties in accessing drinking water and poor sanitation, this
which increases the risk of spreading the disease.“The institution specifies that this situation is shared with several other informal neighborhoods, with a”non-connection of homes to drinking water, lack of wastewater disposal and sharing of latrines in particular“According to Public Health France, Mayotte is exposed.”at a risk of local transmission throughout the territory and
particularly in the most precarious neighborhoods.”


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