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He said the WHO was making efforts to prevent the outbreak from reaching camps for the people who were displaced by floods along the border of Malawi and Mozambique.

The UN health agency and other international organizations “have mobilised and prepositioned cholera kits in all cholera prone districts,” he added.

According to the Malawian Health Ministry, 55 cases of cholera and two deaths have been registered so far in the country.

The first case of cholera in Mozambique was registered on December 25 and the outbreak has now affected over 3 700 people, with 39 deaths in 11 districts of four provinces.

Cholera can kill people within hours and it thrives in overcrowding areas due to shortage of safe water and poor healthcare service.

More than 230 000 internally displaced persons are living in temporary shelters in the border districts of Nsanje and Chikhwawa in Malawi.

Xinhua.

Source : The Herald

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