340 cholera cases in Republic of Congo

2012-02-20 15:59
Brazzaville - A health official says the small Republic of Congo has seen about 340 cholera cases in recent months.

Dr Jean Martim Mabiala said on Monday on national radio that there have been nine cholera deaths since June in the area of Likouala, about 800km north of the capital.

The Republic of Congo is often overshadowed by its much larger neighbour, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cholera is an easily preventable waterborne bacterial infection that is spread through contaminated water. It causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting that can lead to dehydration and death within hours.

More than 100 people died during a cholera outbreak in Republic of Congo in 2007.

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