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Cholera death toll escalates in East, Southern Africa

October 25, 2017 11:30 PM
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MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – AN intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year.

The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Somalia is the worst affected by the water borne disease with 1 666 people killed.

Angola, which battling an influx of refugees from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa, has suffered 26 deaths. Zimbabwea and neighbouring Mozambique have each suffered four deaths.

There have been marginal tolls in Malawi and Zambia where one person has died from each country. Zambia has recorded the latest outbreak of the disease earlier this month.

Burundi and Rwanda have suffered outbreaks but no deaths have been recorded.


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