Africa: According to the WHO, Cholera Cases Have Decreased

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a press release that the number of cholera cases in Africa fell by 37% last week.

Despite the high number of deaths, the number of cases has dropped considerably from 4,584 to 2,880.

The organization also warned that the risk of the disease spreading is increasing due to heavy flooding and seasonal rains in central Africa.

These climatic disturbances undermine efforts to control epidemics, including cholera.

The WHO has stated that twelve African countries are currently affected by cholera, led by Malawi.

This is the case in Mozambique, where the epidemic is affecting six of the eleven provinces, a situation aggravated by a tropical storm. However, the vaccination process is underway in Mozambique, according to the WHO.

To fight the cholera epidemic, WHO promises to support the affected countries with the necessary medical supplies to detect the disease.

Jihan Rmili

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