5 killed by cholera, over 400 patients under quarantine in NW Tanzania

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  • Saturday, 06 Jan 2024

KAHAMA, Tanzania, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least five people have been killed by cholera and 452 others are under quarantine for observation in Kahama district in Shinyanga region in northwestern Tanzania, an official said on Friday.

Mboni Mhita, commissioner of the Kahama district, said 452 patients with symptoms of the disease have been put under quarantine in two isolated health centers of Mwendakulima and Kagongwa for observation.

She told a news conference in the Kahama municipality that the five dead were found in Kagongwa village between Dec. 25, 2023 and Jan. 4, 2024, adding they were confirmed to have been killed by the disease after tests of their samples.

She said most of them had symptoms of cholera, including profuse watery diarrhea, leg cramps, restlessness or irritability, vomiting and thirst.

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