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Mozambique, Malawi & Zimbabwe: Cholera Situation (as of 31 March 2015)

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Cholera Situation

In Zimbabwe, no new cases have been reported since 25 March. The total number of confirmed cases remains at 15 with no deaths since the first confirmed case in late February 2015.

In Malawi, 79 new cholera cases were reported over the past week, which is higher than any week since cholera spread from Mozambique to Malawi in mid-February, and almost equal to the two previous weeks combined (81 new cases). However, no new deaths have been reported.

The most affected districts are Chikwawa (49 new cases) and Nsanje (27 new cases), with Blantyre District registering its first case. The total number of cases now stands at 251 with 3 deaths, giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.2 per cent.

In Mozambique, the number of new cases continues to decrease from 727 (16-22 March) to 335 (22-29 March). However, Zambezia Province experienced a surge in new cases (192) between 25 and 29 March.
Nationally, the total number of cases stand at 7,408 with 55 deaths, giving a case fatality rate of 0.7 per cent.

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