Malawi getting ready to tackle Zika virus

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Government says it is geared up to fight the Zika outbreak in case it reaches Malawi.

Spokesperson in the ministry of health Adrian Chikumbe said they are making sure that preventive measures are taken in order to control the outbreak in case it reaches the country.

“We are aware of the Zika virus and we know that its preventive measures are like that of Malaria and government will intensify interventions to prevent the outbreak,” said Chikumbe.

Zika Virus

Zika Virus

He further said that government is working with World Health Organisation (WHO) to make sure that the outbreak is prevented.

Zika virus has mainly hit countries in South and Central America but Brazil is the country worst hit by the outbreak.

Health experts suspect a link between Zika and microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads.

The virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes and World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it a global health emergency.

People with Zika virus usually have a mild fever, skin rash and conjunctivitis. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.

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  1. It takes heavy spraying machinery and loads of chemicals to kill mosquitos that cause it. Check out how Brazilian government is doing it. I doubt if this government can afford. By the way, scientists are not even sure how this virus is caused. It’s possible that it’s not even what they think. Their heads are still stagnant on this, so don’t even start making people panic

  2. It takes heavy spraying machinery and loads of chemicals to kill mosquitos that cause it. Check out how Brazilian government is doing it. I doubt if this government can afford. By the way, scientists are not even sure how this virus is caused. It’s possible that it’s not even what they think. Their heads are still stagnant on this, so don’t even start making people panic

  3. ur failing to feed patients n hospers nde mupange matama ndi Zika ndalama zake muzitenga kuti? hehehehe musabwebwetuke wiy ur lies mwamva mama! Gonani if mwakhuta

  4. We’ve struggleg 2 fight malaria and we r still strugglin! As of now we’ve run out of ways 2 fight hunger! Den we’ve guts 2 tok of zika wich is a tragedy 2 south americans!…

  5. udzudzu ochita kupanga uwu guys, at to control population in African countries. koma mzungu sadzatheka ndithu.

  6. udzudzu ochita kupanga uwu guys, at to control population in African countries. koma mzungu sadzatheka ndithu.

  7. I believe the virus has been here for sometime but we could not detect, so it was not the issue. The. cases of microcephaly are also common here, so that may explain. If the government wants to do something to fight, then the time is now!

  8. I believe the virus has been here for sometime but we could not detect, so it was not the issue. The. cases of microcephaly are also common here, so that may explain. If the government wants to do something to fight, then the time is now!

  9. Kkkkkkkk koma a malawi matama ake, muli ndi chani kuti muziyakhula mwano umenewu kape madona akunong’onezani kuti akuthandizani mwina kuti mulemererepo?

  10. Palibe chimene mungapange, chifukwa chake mulungu amatiteteza ku nthenda zoopsya zambiri, achina Ebora virus, Zika virus kufika ku malawi kuno ndiumphawi wathuwu tingathane nazo? Tizingopemphelera kuti chitiphonye osati mbwelera zanuzi mukukambazi, mukulimba mtima kunena kuti mwakonzeka, koma mukuziwa kuti sifika, Kuti doja amalawi? Ndemwa tijaira.

  11. I wonder how malawi govt will afford to do that after all it is falling to procure basic drugs such as LA in our local hospitals.

  12. zika virus ndiyochita kupangidwal kuti aphere anthu amu africa maka kwa amai oyembekezela kuti chiwerengero chichepe maka kwa ana obadwawo kuti azingofa azungu akuti tachulu kitsa kuafrica atipungule kaye adzachotsa virus akaona

  13. Iwe president wopusa iwe,zika virus ikalephere kufika ku south africa kuno ikafike ku malawi,ma doctor aku america akafuna kulemera amatero,amabweretsa makhwala amatenda kenakano anthu amaamba kudwala,akatelo aziti kwabwera matenda oopsa akatero basi kumati makhwala a matendawo awapeza.kupusa udzudzu unaamba lero.bwanji anthu sakutenga edzi chifukwa cha uzudzu.DZiko lovutikari,mkana tikuthawira kwa eniake kuno,uchitsiruwo.

  14. Iwe president wopusa iwe,zika virus ikalephere kufika ku south africa kuno ikafike ku malawi,ma doctor aku america akafuna kulemera amatero,amabweretsa makhwala amatenda kenakano anthu amaamba kudwala,akatelo aziti kwabwera matenda oopsa akatero basi kumati makhwala a matendawo awapeza.kupusa udzudzu unaamba lero.bwanji anthu sakutenga edzi chifukwa cha uzudzu.DZiko lovutikari,mkana tikuthawira kwa eniake kuno,uchitsiruwo.

  15. Are you used to mosquitoes? Their favorite food is blood. Even if you can pray for the whole year non stop, you will be the dinner for the mosquitoes. The warning is real, so use your common sense to protect yourself NOW.

  16. Are you used to mosquitoes? Their favorite food is blood. Even if you can pray for the whole year non stop, you will be the dinner for the mosquitoes. The warning is real, so use your common sense to protect yourself NOW.

  17. Zoseketsa zedi! boma lake liti? lokomzekalo kulephela kugawa chimanga kuti anthu agule then mkumati muzidya kamodzi patsiku. Zika akafika azatiuza kuti akabeleka mwana wotelo osazambelekaso nde mankhwala alinawo ku MW kkkkkkk, boma ilo mmaintha .

  18. Awa ndi atsogoleli athu tinawasankha tokha,tisawanyoze koma tipeze njila/ mfundo zakupsa zokonza ziko lathu zomwe tizawaunikile atsogoleli omwe tizawasankhe mtsogolomu,tisazaonenso zikuchitikazi,#tilikonde zikolathu.

  19. Zitsilu izi zingofuna kutipaka phula mmaso akulephera kugula mankhwala amalungo ndiye akwanisa kugula mankhwala anthenda yowophya ngat imeneyi

  20. Priscilla&Bryson, brothers and sisters including all good commentators lets ask our lovely Health Minister to enlighten the Nation before we go astray with this Hunger/Zika as i call it sorry.

  21. Priscilla&Bryson, brothers and sisters including all good commentators lets ask our lovely Health Minister to enlighten the Nation before we go astray with this Hunger/Zika as i call it sorry.

  22. Everything we just say ‘ not afraid ‘ kuti Ibwere kuno , what can the government do ?? A government that cannot feed its citizens !!!

  23. Everything we just say ‘ not afraid ‘ kuti Ibwere kuno , what can the government do ?? A government that cannot feed its citizens !!!

  24. Kkkkkkkkhahaha You don’t have a tablet of panadol in your hospitals due to financial problems, when & where have you find money to fight Zika? You are failing to fight malaria can you fight zika? bodza ilo sitingakukhulupilireni.

  25. Kkkkkkkkhahaha You don’t have a tablet of panadol in your hospitals due to financial problems, when & where have you find money to fight Zika? You are failing to fight malaria can you fight zika? bodza ilo sitingakukhulupilireni.

  26. Kkkkkkkkhahaha You don’t have a tablet of panadol in your hospitals due to financial problems, when & where have you find money to fight Zika? You are failing to fight malaria can you fight zika? bodza ilo sitingakukhulupilireni.

  27. Kkkkkkkkhahaha You don’t have a tablet of panadol in your hospitals due to financial problems, when & where have you find money to fight Zika? You are failing to fight malaria can you fight zika? bodza ilo sitingakukhulupilireni.

  28. zika is also said to be sexually transmitted so its possible for it to reach Malawi then start spreading thru our mosquitoes. let’s hope this doesn’t happen, GOD have mercy on this resourceless country.

  29. Koma anthu awa they really make me laugh, mukulephela kuthana nd njala apa koma bweka bweka apa zika mukuidziwa inu? Mumufunse nzungu wanu akukupatsani ndalama za mathanyulayo yamupengetsa hvy.

  30. Kumalawi kulibe boma lingathandi ze anthu koma boza kuba kunamiza anthu ovutika kutupisa mimba zao. Taona mankhwala kuchipatala kulibe ndiye muzinama apa

  31. Achikumbe Achikumbe don’t just respond for the seck of secure bread and butter on your table or appeasing boss NO!! If current situation the conditions in public hospitals is too pathetic even lucking of panado. You mean we are ready? Please don’t fool us!!

  32. Government of Malawi does not make sense, talking shit , if american they can’t manage u think u can control never.

  33. if azungu are scared why not us ? m’paka kusiya kuten’ga kaye mimba, is that ajoke. should i send you a picture of a child born with thise small head ?

  34. kkkk. fight zika? Malawi? how? if the government asked people to slow down on pregnancies while it deals with the problem, how many would listen? if we are failing to get rid of mosquitoes in our areas, how will we eradicate zika?

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