Mozambique confirms 138 cholera cases after cyclone strikes Beira

At least two people died outside hospitals with cholera symptoms including dehydration and diarrhoea.

A shelter set up for victims of Cyclone Idai in Beira in a building that used to be a school. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

BEIRA, Mozambique - There have been 138 cases of cholera confirmed in two neighbourhoods of the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira in the wake of Cyclone Idai, the government said on Friday.

“We expected this, we were prepared for this, we’ve doctors in place,” Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said.

Although there have been no confirmed cholera deaths in medical centres yet, at least two people died outside hospitals with symptoms including dehydration and diarrhoea, Correia said.

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