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Malawi Risks Widespread Cholera Outbreak Following Floods, U.N. Warns, Urges Action

U.N. News Centre: Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi — U.N.
“With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children’s agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly populated camps for people displaced by the floods are located, according to a press statement released [Friday]…” (2/27).

VOA News: Cholera Outbreak In Malawi Causes Concern
“…U.N. aid workers are alarmed at the prospect of a large, nationwide outbreak of cholera in Malawi. This is because the disease is located in the southern border areas where flood victims are living in overcrowded camps, an environment in which cholera flourishes…” (Schlein, 2/27).

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