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Cholera outbreak in Kigoma

A total of 625 cases of cholera have been recorded in Kigoma between 1 October and 4 December and some 22 deaths have been attributed to the disease, a WHO official told IRIN yesterday. The outbreak has mainly affected people in Kigoma’s local communities, with only 32 cases reported among the refugee populations, WHO said. Meanwhile, a WHO Great Lakes monthly report received by IRIN yesterday called for better cross-border cholera surveillance and control efforts in view of the spread of the disease in almost all countries of the region.

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