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Friday, September 24, 2010

Baby dies in Germany of cholera caught in Pakistan

Via Trend :

" A baby has died in Germany, apparently of cholera he caught during his family's stay in Pakistan, health authorities said Friday.

Since cholera epidemics in Germany a century ago, the disease has practically disappeared from the country, with the annual case rate varying from three to zero. Cholera causes vomiting and diarrhoea, DPA reported.

Six people who had been in contact with the 9-month-old boy, who died in a Frankfurt hospital early Thursday, have been put under quarantine, but have shown no signs of the disease."

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