The ministry said they will continue to closely monitor acute watery diarrhea through active surveillance, and the Ministry will continue to intensify awareness campaigns against diarrhea.
Health officials recorded 671 confirmed cholera cases, including 23 deaths. This was the first cholera outbreak in the country since 1993.
Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera is spread through contaminated food or water.
It usually takes 2-3 days for symptoms to appear after ingesting cholera bacteria, ranging from a few hours to 5 days.
Cholera can cause large amounts of watery diarrhea (described as a rice-water stool), nausea, and vomiting. Rapid loss of body fluids can lead to dehydration, shock, and even death.
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