1997 - Cholera in Mozambique - Update 2
14 November 1997
Disease Outbreak Reported
The cholera outbreak which started in August 1997 is continuing but is still limited to Maputo. The number of cases has significantly increased in the last six weeks bringing the cumulative totals to 1330 cases and 41 deaths but the case fatality rate was lower in the last two weeks at 1.8%. The Ministry of Health has increased educational activities through the mass media and house-to-house visits. Efforts are also being concentrated on improvement of case management. Health authorities in other provinces are being advised to be prepared in case of eventual spread.