Health - The Director of Health at the Congolese Ministry of Health and Population, Professor Alexis Elira Dokekias, on Monday said an outbreak of cholera since November at Pointe-Noire, Congo's main economic center in the south of the country, has left 6 dead out of 224 cases reported.
'The economic capital, Pointe-Noire, is going through a new outbreak of cholera, particularly with some 23 new cases reported following floods due to the heavy rains on 17 February,' he said.
'Altogether, 224 cases of cholera have been reported in the coastal city since November last year. To date, 192 have returned home, 6 have died and 32 are still at hospital,' Professor Dokekias said in an interview with journalists.
He said the ministry had made adequate drugs available at the intensive treatment centers for cholera cases.