By NewsDesk @bactiman63
In the past week, more than 80 cases of cholera including 3 deaths have been recorded in the city of Sange in the territory of Uvira in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo according to a 7SUR7.CD news report (computer translated).
According to Marcel Matabishi Nyange, head of the city of Sange, the resurgence of these cases of cholera is due to the lack of drinking water in several entities of this city.
“It is now a week that our city is attacked by cholera. Kinanira is among the most affected neighborhoods. The number is increasing day by day because we are already at 87 cases,” he explained.
He specifies that a local association which supplies water to the population is no longer functioning and the population is now using water that is unfit for consumption.
Cholera is a disease spread by drinking water or eating food contaminated with cholera bacteria. Severe cholera is characterized by large amounts of watery diarrhea, often described as “rice-water stool” because it can have a pale, milky appearance. It can also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If untreated, the loss of fluid can be deadly. But simple treatment, including replacing lost body fluids, can lower the risk of death to less than 1%.