Mozambique confirms cholera cases in aftermath of Cyclone
Local authorities and international aid agencies struggling to deal with the massive destruction and displacement left behind by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique are facing a new crisis — cholera.
Senior health official Ussene Isse told reporters Wednesday that five cases of of the water-borne disease have been discovered in a neighborhood of the coastal city of Beira, which sustained the most damage when the storm tore across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe late last week. The storm damaged the city’s infrastructure, including its water supply and sanitation system.
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