Zimbabwe: Govt Intervenes in Karoi Malaria Outbreak

[The Herald] The Ministry of Health and Child Care has stepped in to avert a potentially disastrous situation in Karoi Town by providing mosquito nets and spraying a section of the area where four people succumbed to malaria recently.
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[Dalsan Radio] Weeks of heavy rain in Somalia spark fears of malaria and malnutrition as more than a quarter of a million people displaced in a few days.
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On 10 October 2019, the National IHR Focal Point for Sudan notified WHO of 47 suspected cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), including two deaths in Arb ’aat Area, Towashan Village, in El Qaneb locality, Red Sea State. The suspected cases presented with high-grade fever, headaches, joint pain, vomiting. There were no hemorrhagic signs or symptoms observed. The first case presented to the health facility on 19 September 2019. On 28 September 2019, a total of 14 samples were sent to the National Public Health Laboratory in Khartoum, and 5 tested positive for RVF by Immunoglobulin M (IgM) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay ...
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