Cyclone in Mozambique leaves behind rapidly worsening cholera outbreak

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women braid hair in a tent at a camp for people displaced in the aftermath of cyclone idai in beira . Cholera is endemic to Mozambique which has had regular outbreaks over the past five years. Millions of survivors face dire conditions after the tropical cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambiques coast unleashing hurricane force wind and rain that flooded swathes of the country. More than two million people have been affected in Mozambique where the storm killed 60 and displaced nearly a million people. Hundreds are still missing in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Cholera is a major concern for hundreds of thousands of survivors now living in squalid conditions in camps schools and sodden homes. The World Health Organization has warned of a second disaster if waterborne diseases like cholera spread. The death toll in Mozambique is now at least 468 with at least 259 dead in Zimbabwe and 56 in Malawi. a patient with severe diarrhea is treated in a tent at macurungo urban health center in beira

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