Cholera Surging in Africa as Climate Change Intensifies

The ongoing cholera outbreaks in Africa are being exacerbated by extreme climatic events and conflicts that have increased vulnerabilities, as people are forced to flee their homes and grapple with precarious living conditions, according to the World Health Organisation.

At least a dozen African countries are currently reporting cases, with South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe the latest to detect cholera. In southern Africa, cholera outbreaks are occurring amid seasonal rains and tropical storms that have caused heavy flooding.


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