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Cholera vaccines due to arrive in Mozambique

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Almost a million cholera vaccines are set to arrive in Mozambique to help deal with an outbreak of the water-borne disease that has come in the wake of the impact of Cyclone Idai, World Health Organization (WHO) Africa director Dr Matshidiso Moeti told the BBC's Newsday programme.

The first death from cholera was recently confirmed in Beira, which is where the cyclone made landfall last month.

There are now 1,000 cases of people with cholera, Dr Moeti said.

She expects that the vaccines will start being administered by the end of the week.

She added that the WHO is now working to control the outbreak, with support from the Mozambican authorities as well as other international agencies:

"Cold storage has been established, transportation has been organised by our partners, we've had an outpouring of international support. Everything is almost in place, we are waiting for the vaccines now."
Cold storage has been established, transportation has been organised by our partners, we've had an outpouring of international support. Everything is almost in place, we are waiting for the vaccines now."

Source: BBC



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