There have been five confirmed cases of cholera in Mozambique in the wake of a powerful tropical cyclone, a senior Mozambican health official said on Wednesday, adding that the disease would spread.
Health officials were also battling 2,700 cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which could be a symptom of cholera - the official, Ussein Isse, said.
“We did the lab tests and can confirm that these five people test positive for cholera,” he said. “It will spread. When you have one case, you have to expect more cases in the community.”
Mozambique says death toll rises to 446 after cycloneMozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in ... World News
Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into MozambiqueMore than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving ... World News
Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing 150Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed more than 150 people, left hundreds more missing, and stranded ... World News
Australia hit with second ‘severe’ cyclone in two daysA severe category 3 cyclone blew into the key mining region of Pilbara in Western Australia Sunday, forcing evacuations and a halt to port operations, ... World