Health authorities in Mozambique have declared a cholera outbreak in the north of the country following a wave of hurricanes sweeping the country accompanied by heavy winds and heavy rains, causing flooding.

It said it had detected 14 cases of cholera, 11 of them in the coastal town of Bemba and three in the province of Mikufi.

The province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, was hit last week by Hurricane Kenneth, which devastated whole villages with winds of up to 280 km per hour, killing at least 41 people as the country continued to suffer the effects of Hurricane Idai, which swept across the region. In the country six weeks ago and claimed more than 1,000 lives in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

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