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Worst Cholera Outbreak in Malawi, Per WHO

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Malawi is experiencing the worst cholera outbreak it has ever experienced.

In the past year, it has claimed the lives of nearly 1,200 people. 29 districts across the nation, with two exceptions, are now impacted.

There have been two significant vaccination programs, however due to a lack of supplies, many have only received one oral dose rather than the two that are advised.

The UN health organization reported that efforts were being made to enhance sanitation and access to potable water in the affected communities through house-to-house chlorination.

It claims that there is a lack of vaccines as a result of a rise in cholera epidemics around the world.

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