1997 - Cholera in Mozambique
02 September 1997
Disease Outbreak Reported
An outbreak of cholera has been confirmed in Maputo City. The first cases were diagnosed on 13 August and 49 cases have been reported to date. Prevention activities are already in place in the affected areas of the city based on community health education and improvement of water supply services and sanitation. The National Cholera Commission has been reactivated. A special ward for the treatment of cases has been set up in Maputo Central Hospital.
WHO is giving technical and financial support to the Ministry of Health for the implementation of these activities.
No cholera cases have occurred in Mozambique since mid-1994.