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Water Crisis Raises Fears of Waterborne Disease in Malawi

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Malawians in the country's commercial capital, Blantyre, usually rely on tap water. But for the past five months, the taps have often run dry, forcing residents to draw water from unprotected sources like rivers and wells, while work is being done at the city main pumping station.The risk of contracting water-borne diseases is rising. In Blantyre and surrounding areas, residents have spent five days without tap water. Women, who by Malawi tradition are responsible for household...

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