Yesterday in Boa Vista, all 180 beds were occupied. This morning we managed to add 20 more. Yet, right now we are even forced to have patients share their beds.
Everybody was slow to react. Many factors contributed to make this cholera epidemic, one of the worst in Angola.
The disease is following the best roads.
Many factors have conspired to make this cholera outbreak one of the worst ever seen in Angola. But with what we know today there can be no excuse for not doing everything humanly possible to prevent the death toll from climbing much higher.
Today we have not yet reached the peak of this epidemic. Even based on conservative estimates, the toll of this epidemic will be extremely high.
We are afraid the outbreak is out of control. Cholera was already spreading at a very fast rate. Yesterday it started raining, which will only make it more difficult to stop the epidemic.