a second death linked to the disease

a second death linked to the disease
a second death linked to the disease

“In accordance with the cholera control protocol, the intervention teams went to the site to disinfect the home and take care of those close to the deceased,” she adds. “Vaccination operations for contact cases are being carried out from” this Sunday.

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Two deaths since the end of April

This is the second death linked to this epidemic in Mayotte, the poorest of the French departments, located in the Indian Ocean.

On May 8, a three-year-old child died of cholera, which has affected several dozen people in recent months in Mayotte.

The first cases of cholera in the territory were recorded in mid-March in people returning from neighboring Comoros, where the epidemic is flaring.

In Mayotte, the first “native” cases, diagnosed in patients who had not left the French island, appeared at the end of April.

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