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Health Workers Aim To Contain Cholera Outbreak In Northeastern Nigeria Through Major Vaccination Campaign

Bloomberg: Cholera Kills 44 in Nigeria From 2,300 Suspected Cases, U.N. Says
“An outbreak of cholera in the troubled northeast of Nigeria has killed 44 people from 2,300 suspected cases since the waterborne disease appeared in mid-August, the United Nations said. Some 3.7 million people could be affected by the outbreak in Borno state, an area already hit by one of the world’s most severe relief crises, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in an emailed statement Monday…” (Alake, 9/18).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Health workers race to contain cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria
“…A major vaccination campaign aims to reach more than 900,000 people this week in the area, and aid agencies such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said they are stepping up efforts to halt the spread of the diseases as new cases emerge across the state…” (Guilbert, 9/18).

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