Cholera Outbreak In Tanzania’s Burundian Refugee Camp Improving, But Transmission Risk Remains High, U.N. Says
The Guardian: Cholera biggest threat as Burundi refugees crowd into Tanzania camps
“…A cholera outbreak in the holding camp where the refugees are cleared for entry into Tanzania has claimed 31 lives. The World Health Organization said this week that the situation appears to be improving, but the risk of transmission remains high. Aid agencies warn that far more help is needed to avert a bigger catastrophe…” (Mutiga, 5/27).
U.N. News Centre: Tanzania cholera epidemic improving but ‘significant challenges’ still remain — U.N.
“United Nations-backed containment measures aimed at stemming the deadly cholera epidemic in western Tanzania’s Lake Tanganyika region appear to be working, the organization’s refugee agency (UNHCR) announced [Tuesday] amid a tapering off in the number of reported deaths among both Burundian refugees and locals…” (5/26).
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