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Mweso cholera outbreak shows signs of decline

[Congo] Outside the central prision in Brazzaville. [Date picture taken: April 2006]

Fifty one new cases of cholera resulting in four deaths were reported in Mweso health zone, in North Kivu, over the last week compared to 89 new cases and eight deaths the previous week, a UN report received by IRIN stated. The UN has sent medicines and continued to fund the chlorination of water from Lake Kivu distributed to poor areas of Goma to help combat the outbreak, which it hoped was now in decline.

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