Sunday 20 August 2017

Diarrhoea cases on the rise in Swaziland

Diarrhoea cases on the rise in Swaziland
(APA 07/21/17)

Cases of watery diarrhoea have increased from 71 percent to 92 percent in Swaziland between June and the first week of July, Health Minister Sibongile Simelane said on Friday.

Simelane said in a report that “this type of diarrhoea remains high when compared to diarrhoea with severe dehydration and persistent diarrhoea.”

The minster however assured the country that the figures do not mean there was an outbreak of diarrhoea in Swaziland but only that people are now more aware of the dangers of the disease and visit clinics when they observe the symptoms.

"The ministry has been monitoring the prevalence of diarrhoea in the country's public hospitals," she said.

The minister was speaking at the launch of the July diarrhoea awareness campaign at KaKhoza Neighbourhood Care Point on Friday.

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