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The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday, 16, the outbreak of a cholera epidemic in two provinces of Mozambique.
Data released by the Deputy National Director of Public Health indicate the existence of 216 cholera patients and one death has already been confirmed.
At a press conference in Maputo, Maria Benigna Matsinha revealed that the affected areas are the cities of Maputo, Matola and Nampula.
The director has dismissed a direct connection between the current water crisis affecting the cities of Maputo and Matola and the outbreak of cholera, which is, according to her words, one of the effects of the current rainy season.
The city of Maputo has had no cases of cholera for at least three years.
In addition to cholera cases, Matsinha also revealed that 226 people were killed this year due to malaria and diarrheal diseases, out of a total of 900,000 cases of registered patients.