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OMS reafirma tendência decrescente da epidemia de cólera em Angola

afrol News, 13 June - A Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) indicou que o número de casos de cólera registados em Angola continua a diminuir, tendo caído de 280 para 177 casos diários na última semana.

No balanço diário da epidemia, a OMS refere ainda que, na última semana, apenas foi registada uma morte em Luanda, que é a província mais afectada pela doença.

Segundo o vice-ministro angolano da Saúde, José Vieira Van-Duném, esta diminuição se deve, entre outros, ao fornecimento gratuito de água potável às populações.

“A cólera mapeia as zonas de pobreza extrema marcadas pela falta de água, falta de saneamento, défice na gestão dos dejectos humanos e da gestão do lixo, mas fundamentalmente pela falta de água potável. E o que estamos a fazer é oferecer água potável gratuita e a custo zero a todas as populações das zonas periféricas à volta das capitais provinciais para reduzir o problema da cólera. Este aumento da água potável é que está a contribuir para a diminuição do número de casos sobretudo em Luanda”, disse o vice-ministro.

A epidemia de cólera em Angola foi declarada a 19 de Fevereiro, tendo sido registados desde então 44.359 casos de que resultaram 1.673 vítimas mortais.




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