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Saturday, September 4, 2010

China : 5 new cholera cases confirmed in east China county

Via Xinhua :

" HEFEI, Sept. 4 : Another five people have been sickened by a cholera outbreak in an east China county, local health authorities said Saturday.

This raised the number of total cholera cases in Mengcheng of Anhui province to 38, but all earlier 33 cholera patients have been cured, the Anhui provincial health bureau said in a press release.

The five new patients are under treatment in isolation, it said.

Wang Lin, deputy director of Mengcheng county health bureau, said the new patients had not eaten together.

The cholera outbreak has been brought under initial control as new cases declined sharply as of Aug. 30, it said.

The cholera outbreak was detected on Aug. 16, when the first three patients were admitted into hospital."

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