Rapid Risk Assessment: Cyclone Idai - risk of communicable diseases in southern Africa

Risk assessment

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Cyclone Idai: risk of communicable diseases in southern Africa – 10 April 2019. ECDC: Stockholm; 2019.

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.