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Cholera is raging in Mozambique: has doubled in the last few days

the Devastation in the cyklonhärjade parts of Mozambique are large. Now also has the number of cases of the deadly tarmviruset cholera soared.

On Saturday, the government announced that the number of confirmed cases has reached 271 pieces in the stricken port city of Beira. Only the last two days the number doubled, writes the news agency Reuters.

At the opening of a temporary treatment center in Beira on Saturday, said environment minister Celso Correia that 138 people have arrived at the practices in the past 48 hours. Correia announced, according to Reuters at least two people have died outside the hospitals, with typical kolerasymptom, as dehydration and diarrhea, but no deaths have been confirmed in hospitals.

Cholera is extremely contagious and spread quickly in the affected areas of the country, where important infrastructure has been knocked out.

the Government and aid workers are trying to hold back the spread of the disease after the cyclone Idai hit in Beira on 14 march and caused catastrophic flooding and killed over 700 people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

In the three countries is the number of dead is now up to 746.

in The last five years, Mozambique, which ranks as one of the world's poorest countries, regularly hit by cholera outbreak. Close to 2,000 became ill in the last outbreak, which lasted between October 2017 and February 2018, according to the WHO.

the Roads are still blocked in many places in the affected areas in Mozambique and Zimbabwe and is not accessible by car.

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