Chikwawa district health office (DHO) has said it is making every effort to contain a cholera outbreak around Nchalo area in the district which has so far affected 38 people.
The office says the outbreak started three weeks ago in Sekeni and Allan villages in Senior Chief Lundu.
Some of the patients have since been quarantined at St Montfort Hospital while others were discharged.
Chikwawa District Hospital health promotional officer Settie Piriminta confirmed the news, saying they are working tirelessly to contain the outbreak.
“[During] the first two weeks we registered 25 cases, but now the number has risen to 38 from the two villages. No death has been reported so far. We have put measures in place to contain the outbreak.
“We are sensitising communities not only in these affected villages, but also in other parts in the district on how to fight against the outbreak,” he said.
In April this year, UK Aid through the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) gave Malawi $2.3 million (about K1.7 billion) to fight cholera. n