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Friday, June 17, 2011

Afghanistan : Cholera kills dozens of kids

Via The Voice of Russia :

" An outbreak of cholera has swept Southern Afghanistan, with several thousand cases reported in Kandahar Province, a spokesperson for the health department says.

80 percent of cholera patients are children under five.

Cholera killed several dozen children over the past two months.

According to the health department official, the outbreak was caused by outrageously poor sanitary conditions.

Medical personnel have limited access to the cholera affected areas because of the continuing military operations in the province."

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