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Saturday, March 24, 2012

10 people killed in Mozambique cholera outbreak

Via Xinhua :

" At least 10 people were killed in a cholera outbreak in Mozambique's northern province of Nampula, local health authorities reported on Saturday.

The authorities fear the deteriorating of the situation with more than 1,000 cases reported between February and March.

In a statement, the authorities said apart from poor sanitation, heavy rains in January and February were the main cause of the water-born disease.

The rains have left shallow waters in the neighborhoods, where informal stall are selling food and other items without hygiene surveillance, the authorities said, warning that the disease may spread if rains resume in the most populous region of Mozambique."

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