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Mon, 25 Dec 2017 11:21 - Updated Mon, 25 Dec 2017 11:23

Over 200,000 cases of malaria in Uíge province

Uíge - Two hundred and seventy-five thousand malaria cases were registered from January to November this year, in the northern province of Uíge, the provincial supervisor of the Malaria Programme, Manuel Messo, said.

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Munucipal hospital of Cacuaco

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The official who was speaking during a visit to the province of the Health Minister, Sílvia Lutucuta, reported that during the period in question, more than 700 people died of malaria, most of them children.

He added that the number of cases tend to rise due to the malaria outbreak in the province, this month of December.

Speaking on the subject, the Health Minister said that the situation deserves urgent intervention from the government, with the collaboration of the civil society.

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