In the wake of Cyclone Idai's devastation, Mozambique now faces 1,000 cases of cholera. The soaring disease toll follows storm-surge flooding that contaminated wells with sewage. VOA’s Brian Padden reports international relief organizations are scrambling to prevent a deadly epidemic in the impoverished country where the storm's death toll is already over 800, with thousands more displaced and many in desperate need of emergency food and supplies.
Public health authorities are coping with outbreaks of measles in communities where vaccination rates are low. In the United States, this is fueled by a growing movement of people who view vaccines as dangerous. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the battle is being fought on the Internet and in state legislatures.