Deadly Cholera Outbreak Hits Southern Africa

Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi are at the epicenter of the deadliest cholera outbreak in southern Africa in at least a decade. Stockpiles of vaccines have run dry, leading to over 1,000 deaths. Cholera, caused by Vibrio cholerae bacteria, spreads rapidly in disaster-hit or poor communities. Factors like conflict, insecurity, and climate change fuel the outbreaks. Vaccine shortages and the need for sustainable solutions are pressing issues.

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