Rapid Risk Assessment: Cyclone Idai - risk of communicable diseases in southern Africa
In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai (mid-March 2019), the most immediate risks in the affected areas of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi are related to the increased transmission of diarrhoeal diseases due to lack of access to safe drinking water and poor sanitary conditions. The overall risk for EU travellers or residents in affected countries is very low if proper personal prevention measures are taken.
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Cyclone Idai: ECDC joins emergency response as more cases of cholera and waterborne diseases expected
4 Apr 2019 - ECDC has deployed an epidemiologist under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist in the emergency response in Mozambique. The mission will support the humanitarian response with public health assessments and epidemiological advice. ECDC is also producing a risk assessment on the health risks related to this event.