Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

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By Eldson Chagara BLANTYRE (Reuters) – Despite her fears, Fyness Afiki joined other women drawing dirty water from a well in Malawi’s second-biggest city Blantyre, which is still reeling from the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Freddy. “I am fearful of cholera but there is no potable water and I have no option. I don’t have money,” she told Reuters on Friday in Blantyre’s Ndirande township. Malawi seemed to be getting its deadliest cholera outbreak yet under control, with World Health Organization figures showing a decline in cases and deaths, but locals and health experts worry that tren…

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