A cyclone-induced cholera outbreak in central Mozambique has killed two people and infected more than 1,400, the government announced Tuesday on the eve of the launch of a mass vaccination drive.
It has been more than a week since Virginia Samuel last saw two of her children.
The number of cholera cases has almost doubled in Mozambique in the past 24 hours and the port city of Beira has recorded its first death from the disease since a massive cyclone struck, health chiefs said on Sunday.
The aftermath of Cyclone Idai may prove to be even deadlier with 1.85 million people displaced after entire villages were submerged and households swept away.
April is a critical month for Mozambique as it continues to reel from the effects cyclone Idai. Two weeks ago the country was hit by cyclone Idai that flooded parts of Mozambique and then battered eastern Zimbabwe and Malawi.