WHO: Heavy Rains in DRC Worsening Cholera Epidemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns heavy rains and flooding in the Democratic Republic of Congo may exacerbate the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic. Rains last week triggered flooding and landslides in the capital, Kinshasa, causing 45 deaths and widespread damage. The WHO warns the flooding also is likely to worsen the cholera epidemic and other waterborne diseases. The current outbreak, which began in last July, is one of the most severe in years. The WHO reports people in...

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