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Monday, September 6, 2010

Cholera outbreak in Cameroon 'worst in 20 years'

A report from Associated Press, excerpt but please go directly to the site for the full article view :

" YAOUNDE, Cameroon : UNICEF says more than 300 people have died in the West African nation of Cameroon from the country's worst cholera outbreak in 20 years.

UNICEF said Monday that more than 4,500 people have been sickened by the highly contagious infection that causes diarrhea in victims, leading to severe dehydration.

At least 331 people have died since the outbreak began in May, and officials fear it will spread further when children return to school this week after summer break."

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