Death toll in cholera epidemic in Mozambique rises to 37

Mozambique Health Minister Armindo Tiago announced that the number of people who lost their lives due to the epidemic increased to 37 since the beginning of the year.

Noting that they have detected more than 5 thousand cases so far, Tiago announced that they have provided a vaccine to combat the cholera epidemic and that they will start the vaccination campaign this week.

Tiago noted that they aim to vaccinate 700,000 people across the country.

Cholera cases, which have been decreasing for years thanks to the measures of global health institutions and governments, have started to increase again due to reasons such as climate change, poverty and conflicts.

According to the data of the World Health Organization, while the number of countries with cholera cases worldwide from 2017 to 2021 was below 20, cholera epidemics were seen in 26 countries only in 2022.

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