Tanzanian health authorities on Monday issued an alert over cholera after neighbouring Malawi reported the outbreak of the disease. According to authorities in Malawi, the outbreak of cholera has been reported in 25 districts, leaving 132 people dead, and 4,604 people infected by the disease.
In a statement Mr Aifello Sichalwe Tanzania’s chief medical officer, in the Ministry of Health, urged people to observe preventive measures to control the outbreak of the disease in the country. “Members of the public should report people suspected to have been affected by the disease to health authorities without delay,” said the chief medical officer. He said symptoms of cholera included acute watery diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, and fatigue.