Malawi Floods Raise Fears of Cholera Outbreak, Poor Harvest

By Mabuto Banda

Severe floods in Malawi are raising fears of a large-scale cholera outbreak, a health official said on Thursday, as the country grapples with a disaster that has killed at least 48 people and made 70,000 homeless over the past few days.

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has forecast further heavy rain and flash floods for the next two to three weeks, especially in the south where the rains have already caused most damage.

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