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FELTP Residents spearhead Cholera Outbreak in Beira, Mozambique

Residents of the Mozambique Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) have participated in the Response Actions in Sofala Province after Cyclone Idai. 

Residents are conducting community visits to investigate the outbreak of cholera following the devastating Cyclone Idai. 

The cyclone which hit on the night of 14 March 2019 near the Mozambican port city of Beira, brought heavy winds and rains, before moving inland to neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. 

Reports from Mozambique show the death toll from the Cyclone has risen to around 600. More than 4,000 cholera cases and seven deaths from the illness have been reported in Mozambique. 

Residents of the Mozambique FETP have been conducting surveillance and producing daily reports on the trend of major disease cases in order to orient interventions and public health actions.

Mozambique FETP residents are also visiting communities to investigate the outbreak of cholera among others and to conduct environmental surveillance.