The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday that Cholera outbreaks have increased after years of steady decline.

In the first nine months of this year, 26 countries in Africa and Asia have reported cholera outbreaks. According to WHO, the cholera outbreaks are larger and more deadly.

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Major ongoing outbreaks are being reported from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Nigeria, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

An estimated 39,857 suspected cholera cases and 114 deaths have been reported worldwide since August 24, 2022.

Countries reporting new cases since the previous update are Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Zambia, Malawi, and Haiti.

In a typical year, cholera outbreaks are recorded in fewer than 20 countries.

On Sunday, the government of Haiti said that cholera had killed at least eight individuals for the first time in 3 years.

Malawi has reported 3446 Cholera cases as of September 27, 2022.

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