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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Somalia : Cholera claims 18 new victims

Via Press TV :

" A cholera outbreak has claimed 18 more lives in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as more displaced people in search of food and shelter arrive in already overcrowded camps, Press TV reports.

The victims, 11 women and seven children under the age of five, died on Wednesday in Ansar al-Sunnah hospital in southern Mogadishu, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Nearly 220 children, suffering from cholera and waterborne diseases, also flocked the medical center to receive some medication.

This comes as doctors are already overstretched by the number of those arriving with cholera.

Doctor Ahmed Sheikh Doon Diini, from Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, said on August 23that overcrowding at the camps has been the main challenge to health workers."

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