Malawi Moves to Administer Cholera Vaccines As Cases Rise
Plans are under way in Malawi to start administering the cholera vaccine in some southern districts, as the number of cholera cases has been rising since an outbreak began in January 2022. The Ministry of Health has registered more than 200 cases, with seven deaths and 26 hospital admissions.
The outbreak that started in Nsanje district in January has spread to four other areas in southern Malawi: Neno, Chikwawa, Machinga and Blantyre. Records show that as of 12 May, Nsanje had 97 registered cases, Blantyre had 53, Neno had 38, Chikwawa had 12 and Machinga had two.
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