By Moses Masiye
There are fears of a possible cholera outbreak in Malawi’s eastern district of Balaka, as the district health office has registered seven suspected cases currently awaiting laboratory confirmation.
Balaka district health officer Dr. Mwayi Yiwombe confirmed to Zodiak that by tuesday evening, seven patients were suspected to have cholera.
Dr. Kiyombe said laboratory results are not yet out to confirm if cholera has hit the hunger stricken district.
He said:- “Our medical team is providing appropriate treatment to the quarantined cholera suspects, who are from Kandengwe and Nkweya villages in the district.”
No death has been recorded yet, and no cholera case was confirmed since the onset of this rainy season in Balaka district.
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