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Media Outlets Report On Cholera, Meningitis, Dengue Outbreaks In Middle East, Africa

Agence France-Presse: Hundreds of suspected cholera cases in Yemen: MSF
“At least 570 suspected cases of cholera have surfaced in war-torn Yemen in the past three weeks, sparking fears of a potential epidemic, Doctors Without Borders said Sunday…” (5/7).

Reuters: Yemen cholera outbreak kills 25 people in a week: WHO
“A cholera outbreak in Yemen killed 25 people this week, the World Health Organization said, as two years of war continues to wreak havoc on the impoverished country’s health and sanitation system…” (5/8).

VOA News: Doctors in Yemen Warn of Possible Cholera Epidemic
“…A cholera epidemic would be another level of misery for Yemeni civilians who already are suffering from the effects of war, airstrikes, severe food shortages and a long strike by civil servants that has paralyzed government functions…” (5/7).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Pain and panic as northern Nigeria races to contain deadly meningitis outbreak
“…Thousands of meningitis cases have been reported by the health ministry in the northern states Zamfara, Kebbi, and Sokoto since November 2016, in Nigeria’s worst outbreak of the disease since it killed more than 2,000 people in 2009…” (Egbejule, 5/8).

VOA News: Kenya Health Officials Issue Alert Over Dengue Fever Outbreak
“An alert has been issued in Mombasa County, Kenya, in response to an outbreak of dengue fever, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease…” (Ombuor, 5/8).

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