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    Mozambique confirms 1st cholera death as cases above 500
    Associated Press
    5:48 am
    April 1, 2019
    BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique’s cyclone-hit city of Beira has confirmed its first death from cholera, as the number of cases of the disease has jumped to 517.

    To control the outbreak emergency clinics have been set up across Beira, a city of 500,000, said Mozambican national health director Ussene Isse, according to broadcaster TVM.

    Cases of the acute diarrheal disease have risen dramatically since the first five cases were confirmed last week. Cyclone Idai severely damaged the water system for Beira, a city of 500,000, when it hit on March 14.
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    Mass Cholera Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway in Mozambique
    April 03, 2019 9:19 AM
    Lisa Schlein
    GENEVA —

    A mass vaccination campaign against cholera has begun in Mozambique to prevent this deadly disease from turning into a full-blown epidemic.

    Mozambique's Ministry of Health confirms more than 1,400 cases of cholera and two deaths, with most cases in Beira, the city hit hardest by Cyclone Idai.

    The campaign is spearheaded by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund. During the coming five days, the two agencies and partners plan to vaccinate nearly 900,000 people in the city of Beira and three surrounding areas...


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      Mozambique cholera cases now above 1,400; vaccines arrive
      APRIL 02, 2019 08:17 AM, UPDATED APRIL 02, 2019 08:18 AM

      BEIRA, Mozambique
      Cholera cases in cyclone-hit Mozambique have risen above 1,400, government officials said Tuesday, as hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses arrived in an attempt to limit the rapid spread of the disease.

      Authorities announced a second death from cholera, which causes acute diarrhea and is spread by contaminated food and water — conditions that some 128,000 displaced cyclone survivors now risk daily while living in temporary, often crowded, shelters. Cholera can kill within hours if not treated.

      The cholera outbreak has grown swiftly since it was declared last week with five confirmed cases. Now there are 1,428, most of them in the hard-hit port city of Beira, which has been the hub of relief efforts since Cyclone Idai roared in on March 14.
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        Northern Mozambique dealing with cholera outbreak following 2nd cyclone
        Health officials were already dealing with a large outbreak in central Mozambique following March cyclone
        Thomson Reuters · Posted: May 02, 2019 5:41 PM ET | Last Updated: 5 hours ago

        Officials declared a cholera outbreak in northern Mozambique on Thursday, a week after cyclone winds, floods and heavy rains hit the area.

        Cyclone Kenneth crashed into the province of Cabo Delgado on Thursday last week, flattening entire villages with winds of up to 280 km/h and killing at least 41 people.

        Fourteen cases of cholera have been detected, 11 of which are in the port town of Pemba and three in the district of Mecufi, the provincial health director, Anastacia Lidimba, told local television station STV...