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Scabies Disease Returns in Malawi Due to Climate Changes Following Cholera Outbreak

Malawi is facing a new outbreak of a contagious skin disease called scabies. This is happening after a recent outbreak of cholera, which made many people sick and caused many deaths.

The scabies outbreak has been found in two areas: Mzuzu in the north and Nsanje in the south, and more than 4,000 cases have been reported in the past week.

Scabies is a very itchy skin condition that spreads when people touch each other.

The hospitals are struggling to treat everyone because they don’t have enough medicine. They are asking for help from other organizations.

The scabies outbreak might be connected to the changing climate in Malawi. There has been a lot of hot weather and not enough water, which makes people more likely to get sick.

Some experts say Malawi needs to do more to deal with the effects of climate change on people’s health. This means they need to work on ways to prevent diseases like scabies and cholera from happening in the first place.

Many people in Malawi don’t have clean water to drink, and this leads to other health problems. Thousands of children get sick and some even die because of dirty water.

The climate is changing faster than expected, and it’s affecting a lot of people. Even though Malawi doesn’t cause a lot of the pollution that’s making the climate change, it still has to deal with the problems caused by the changing weather.

This story has been adopted from The Guardian.

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