Cyclone - Maroantsetra, Mandritsara, Antalaha and Soalala, Madagascar

After reaching the Mozambique Channel, a strong cyclone has resulted in 6 deaths and nearly 3,000 people left homeless in the northern districts of Maroantsetra, Mandritsara, Antalaha and Soalala. Weather reports indicate that the cyclone will return again around 17/18 February on the southwest coast.

Travellers to this region should be aware that essential services may be disrupted through flooding and destruction of infrastructure. There is always the risk of water borne gastrointestinal illness following major weather events.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Traveller's Diarrhoea.

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