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Maputo prepared to face cholera epidemic

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Maputo (AIM) - The Maputo provincial health authorities say that they are prepared to respond to an eventual outbreak of cholera in the province during the present rainy season, although not a single case of the disease has yet been notified, reports Monday's issue of the daily paper "Noticias".

Four patients with acute diarrhoeas, from the locality of Catuane, in the district of Matutuine, were admitted to hospital in Boane, 30 kilometres west of Maputo city, but these were proved not to be cholera cases.

Cholera epidemic spreads to Manica - 7 Feb 2003

Maputo(AIM) - The cholera epidemic, that had earlier hit the northern Mozambican provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Nampula, and the central province of Sofala, has now spread into Manica, reports Friday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". 50 cases of the disease have been diagnosed in Tambara district, on the south bank of the Zambezi, since 27 January.

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