Cholera breaks out in southwestern Burundi: minister
Sunday, 30 Dec 2018 17:57 pm
Reporter :

Health Desk-30 Dec’18: At least 45 cholera cases have been reported in the health district of Rumonge in Rumonge Province, southwestern Burundi, near Lake Tanganyika, the Burundian health minister said Friday.

The first case of cholera was declared in Rumonge town on Tuesday and was confirmed by the national reference laboratory located in the capital Bujumbura, said Thaddee Ndikumana, minister of public health and AIDS control, at a press conference in Bujumbura.

The first declared case has been cured and left the hospital, said Ndikumana.

Residents living near Lake Tanganyika in the province of Rumonge are said to drink and use the lake water which is unhealthy.