The death toll from cholera in Malawi rose to 1002

According to Malawi Ministry of Health data, 12 people died in the last 24 hours in the cholera epidemic that broke out in March 2022, and 626 new cases were detected.

While the total number of cases in the country of approximately 20 million people increased to 29 thousand 995, the number of people who lost their lives was 1002.

Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda called on the public to pay attention to hygiene rules and use clean water.

Cholera, an infectious small intestine disease caused by the bacterium “Vibrio cholerae”, can manifest itself with symptoms such as watery diarrhea, vomiting and muscle cramps in the infected person.

Cholera cases, which have been decreasing for years as a result of the measures of global health institutions and governments, have started to become widespread again due to reasons such as climate change, poverty and conflicts.

According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO), while the number of countries with cholera cases worldwide from 2017 to 2021 was below 20, cholera epidemics were seen in 26 countries only in 2022.

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