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Cholera outbreak in Gisenyi kills eight

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Carolyn McAskie.
UN Humanitarian Envoy, Carolyn McAskie (UN-OCHA)

Eight people have died in a cholera outbreak in the northwest Gisenyi prefecture, RNA reported. It quoted Gisenyi’s director of health services, Erasme Sarambuye, who said 109 more people were in a critical condition. The worst-affected area was Nyamyumba commune on the shores of Lake Kivu. The first cholera cases were registered in the area on 3 December, Sarambuye said, adding that emergency measures had been taken to contain the outbreak.

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