On Wednesday, The Minister of Public Health and Population in the Central African Republic (CAR), Fernande Ndjengbot announced the end of the epidemics of cholera and monkeypox in the country, according to a Journal De Bangui report (computer translated).
According to the Minister, these two epidemics were mitigated in time after the notification of the last cases registered in September 2016 thanks to the concerted actions of partners of the Department of Public Health and Population.
Ndjengbot notes, “given the non-registration of new cases, this proves the control of the disease”. In addition, the population was urged to always observe the preventive measures of these two diseases. “The end of the epidemic does not mean abandoning and adhering to the basic hygiene, food, environmental, clothing and personal hygiene measures, as well as health surveillance of these diseases”, it was noted.
The cholera epidemic was declared on August 10, 2016 in the district of Djoukou, Zawara and in the city of Bangui of which 266 cases were registered and 21 deaths. The monkeypox outbreak was declared on 22 September 2016 at Dalakere village, Réou 4 and 5 in the sub-prefecture of Mingala in Lower Kotto, of which 19 cases were recorded.