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Cholera Has Killed 75 People in Mozambique Since September

Cholera Has Killed 75 People in Mozambique Since September

The cholera outbreak affecting eight provinces has killed 75 people, in a total of 10,697 cases accumulated since last September, according to a Ministry of Health (MISAU) balance sheet to which Lusa had access this Monday, March 20.

The survey indicates that 476 cholera patients are currently hospitalized and more than 10,146 have been discharged since the first cases of the current epidemic were registered last September.

The province of Tete, center of the country, has a higher incidence, with 12 affected districts, followed by Sofala (center) with nine, Niassa (north) with six and Manica (center) with five.

Cabo Delgado, Inhambane, Gaza, and Zambézia have active cholera cases in one district respectively.

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Cholera affects Mozambique cyclically, especially during the rainy season, due to poor sanitation and shortage of drinking water.

Diário Económico

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