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Mozambique: Cholera epidemic feared to worsen

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Maputo(AIM) - The Mozambican health authorities fear a further spread of the cholera epidemic that is now affecting seven of the country's 11 provinces, including Maputo city, as a result of the current rains, added to the poor sanitation conditions, particularly in urban areas, reports Thursday's issue of the daily paper "Noticias".

To face this threat, the health authorities have pledged to redouble their efforts in educating the public on how to avoid the disease. But health officials stress that, if cholera is to be prevented, the task should not be left to the health services alone, but should involve other entities, such as the municipal authorities and the water supply bodies, which should cooperate in their specific areas. (AIM)

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