Citizens should be on high alert and guard against cholera following an outbreak of the
obnoxious disease claimed four in Tarime recently.
According to media reports, doctors coordinating an anti-cholera campaign in the district
revealed that the number of cholera patients in hospitals around the district had increased from
20 to over 100 as of 25 August 2010.
Sikika advises citizens to keep their environment clean and observe high level of hygiene as this
will go a long way in protecting them against cholera. The general public should also adopt other
preventive measures such as boiling water before drinking or treat it with chlorine or iodine.
They can also resort to other safer beverages such as tea and coffee and carbonated bottled
beverages with no ice.