In Mozambique have arrived after the devastating cyclone “Idai” 900 000 doses of Cholera vaccine. Such as the world health organization announced WHO’s could be started on Wednesday, a major vaccine action.

The number of Cholera cases increased, meanwhile, to more than 1000. As the WHO said, reported the Ministry of health in Mozambique, in the meantime, 1428 cases. Yet a man of Cholera had died. Currently, we assume that the number will continue to rise.

The severity of diarrhea disease spreads, after the cyclone “Idai” devastated two weeks ago parts of the country, and with heavy rain vast land cases, strokes under water. Cholera is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, the infection usually occurs via contaminated drinking water. If left untreated, the disease can be fatal.

The cyclone “Idai” had on 15. March, large parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, ravaged, and with heavy rain, huge country cases, especially in Mozambique strokes under water. The official number of dead has risen, according to the government in Mozambique, in the meantime, on 598.

dpa