Cholera outbreak in Darfur21st July 2006
The spread of cholera to Sudanâ€™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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Title: Cholera outbreak in Darfur
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 553
Date Added: 21st Jul 2006