844K People Vaccinated For Cholera In Northeast Nigeria; UNFPA Warns Pregnant Women Most Vulnerable
U.N. News Centre: Amid cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, U.N. steps up aid, warns pregnant women most vulnerable
“Large-scale displacement and a health system in tatters as a result of persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group have left many — most worryingly, pregnant women and their unborn babies — vulnerable to cholera in the wake of an outbreak in August, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned…” (9/26).
VOA News: Hundreds of Thousands Vaccinated Against Cholera in Northeast Nigeria
“The World Health Organization reports 844,000 people in northeast Nigeria have been reached with one dose of oral cholera vaccine in an effort to prevent the fatal disease from spreading. The latest figures show nearly 4,000 suspected cases, including 54 deaths in the region…” (Schlein, 9/26).
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