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Cholera outbreak in Darfur

21st July 2006

21072006_darfur1.jpgThe spread of cholera to Sudan’s Darfur region has raised alarm internationaly, particularly because it has arrived just at the start of the rainy season.

Factional fighting means that large areas are already cut off, the onset of the rains also means that many people cannot be reached by health workers and increases the risks of transmission. The Federal Ministry of Health has formed a task force, including UNICEF and WHO to coordinate the overall response to the epidemic.

 

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