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2016 epidemics dramatized the country - Minister

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Luanda - The epidemics of yellow fever and malaria that plagued the country in 2016 have dramatized the country, judging by the death toll, said Wednesday in Luanda the health minister, Luís Gomes Sambo, in a press conference.

Malaria, according to the minister, was dramatic with 4.2 million cases of malaria, claiming 15,000 lives, coupled with a yellow fever that infected 4,159 people, with 384 deaths, resulting in a mortality rate of 8.3 per cent.

At this moment, more attention is being given to the cholera epidemic that plagues the provinces of Zaire, Cabinda and Luanda, with 252 cases, including 11 deaths.

On the ZICA virus, the official stressed that, in Angola, it has already made three victims, affecting a French citizen and two Angolans, who were attended and medicated.