Number Of Cholera Cases In Mozambique Increases In Cyclone Idai Aftermath

Associated Press: Mozambique cholera cases jump to 139 a day after outbreak
“Cholera cases in Mozambique among survivors of a devastating cyclone have shot up to 139, officials said, as nearly 1 million vaccine doses were rushed to the region and health workers desperately tried to improvise treatment space for victims…” (Anna, 3/29).

Deutsche Welle: Mozambique cholera outbreak underscores U.N. warning on extreme weather
“…Beira, which was devastated by Cyclone Idai on March 15, had been without water until just three days ago. Although tap water is now available, authorities are warning residents that they must disinfect it before drinking. The news comes on the same day that the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a new report on the impact of climate change on world health. … The paper, which U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres described as a ‘wake up call,’ reports that extreme weather affected people and development on every continent in 2018…” (3/28).

Additional coverage of the aftermath of Cyclone Idai is available from Bloomberg, Reuters, and The Telegraph.

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