Four Additional Cases of Cholera Reported

Four additional cases of cholera have been diagnosed at the Boileau clinic. The clinic provided some emergency treatment with IV hydration and electrolyte balancing, then forwarded the patients to the hospital about 30 miles distance. All four are recovering. Also, all of the cholera cases have been adults.

As noted in the earlier report, there is acute concern about the school children getting the cholera bacteria. It could spread quickly in the crowded environment of the school. We are exploring feasibility and impact of extra precautions such as adding hand-washing capability for large numbers of students to encourage more frequent hand washing. In addition to some form of building and washbasins, this will probably require drilling a well specifically for the school. Of course, what additional we can do and how quickly will depend on donations.

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