CONGO: Heavy rains cause havoc, raise fears of disease outbreaks

Saturday, November 22, 2008
BRAZZAVILLE Friday, November 07, 2008 (IRIN) - Days of torrential rain have caused severe damage to the capital of the Republic of Congo and given rise to fears of water-borne disease. “It’s been raining for several days across the country. There is an urgent need to solve hygiene and sanitation problems,” said Minister of Health, Family and Social Affairs Emilienne Raoul. “We already have four cases of cholera in Kindamba district in the Pool region because of the rains,” she said. In northern...