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Cholera fears grows in Malawi after Cyclone Freddy’s destruction

Cholera fears grows in Malawi after Cyclone Freddy’s destruction

Cholera fears grows in Malawi after Cyclone Freddy’s destruction

Cholera fears grows in Malawi after Cyclone Freddy’s destruction

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  • Malawian health officials have issued a warning.
  • That the risk of cholera has increased due to Cyclone Freddy.
  • Which has caused mudslides, flooding, and infrastructural damage, killing more than 1,700.
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Following Cyclone Freddy‘s destruction, which resulted in the destruction of toilets and water infrastructure, Malawian health officials have issued a warning that the risk of cholera has increased.

When the storm hit last week, it was already the deadliest cholera outbreak in country history, producing mudslides, flooding, and infrastructural damage. The outbreak has killed more than 1,700 individuals and infected nearly 30,600 people since it started last year.

“With the floods, people’s toilets have been washed away and most people have no access to safe drinking water,” Storn Kabuluzi, health services director, told the AFP news agency.

According to him, the number of cholera cases in the nation is in “urgent danger.”

Freddy went on a record-breaking killing spree that resulted in 579 fatalities across three nations in Southern Africa, including Madagascar and Mozambique. With at least 476 fatalities and close to 500,000 displaced persons, Malawi was the country most severely affected.

“In the face of crisis and chaos, it is children who are the most vulnerable,” said Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF’s regional director for East and Southern Africa.

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