The infectious disease cholera has broken out in the city of Beira in Mozambique, has the International Red Cross on Friday reported. The port city was on march 15, badly affected by cyclone Idai.
“There is growing fear of outbreaks among aid organizations on the spot. There are already cases of cholera reported in Beira, in addition to a rising number of malaria infections among people who by the floods in the fall, let the Red Cross know in a statement.
Idai claimed the life of sure 242 people in Mozambique, 259 in Zimbabwe, and 56 in Malawi. Hundreds are still missing and hundreds of thousands of people were rendered homeless.
The tropical storm was accompanied by heavy rainfall, floods caused. The UN estimates that 1.7 million people are directly faced with the consequences of Idai.
Bodycam shows tricky rescue after cyclone Mozambique
Heavy infectious cholera within hours to kill
Cholera is spread through water and food that have been infected by feces. Outbreaks of the disease can grow rapidly in situations where there are no functioning sanitary facilities.
The disease leads to severe diarrhea and dehydration and can within a few hours of death.
President of Mozambique fear certainly thousands of deaths caused by cyclone Idai