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    Cholera kills scores in Mozambique conflict zones
    Published: August 14, 20209:43 amAuthor cajnews
    from ARMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique

    MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – AT least 79 people have died from cholera in northern Mozambique as health workers struggle to access the area because of running battles between terrorists and the army.

    The deaths have been documented in the volatile Macomia district in the conflict-prone Cabo Delgado province.

    Cholera, a treatable water borne disease, erupted in Macomia at the beginning of July.

    It has particularly been spreading rapidly among communities displaced by the terror perpetrated by Islamist groups, a Jihadism affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    There has been a huge sigh of relief after a government medical team finally reached the epicentre of Pangane in recent days.

    The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) said deaths from the disease had ceased since the medical team’s arrival.

    However new outbreaks have been reported on the Macomia islands of Vamizi, Tambuzi and Nhonge as well as in Olumbe...