Deaths from cholera in Somalia reached the 25,000
|Hospital capacities in southern Somalia have been overrun by the large number of people hospitalized for cholera. | Photo: Reuters|
The Minister of health and Social assistance of Somalia, Fowsia Abiikar Nur, reported Thursday that 25,000 people have died so far of the year by consequence of cholera in that African nation.
The somali representative of health pointed to press local that the southern part of the country is the most affected by the disease, where at least 3,000 children died for this cause.
“We currently have 25,000 inpatients with anger in those regions,” said the Minister.
Medical sources stressed that hospital capabilities in these areas have collapsed by the amount of people who come to be served, however, conditions in the facilities were improved.
The drought together with the outbreak of cholera in the African nation has complicated the situation in that country. The absence of water in Somalia has caused the population to resort to non-potable water sources.
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