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Cholera

20 August 2010

Cholera kills 231 in Nigeria

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in northern Nigerian has risen to 231, while 4,600 others have been infected, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in northern Nigerian has risen to 231, while 4,600 others have been infected, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

Cholera causes serious diarrhoea and vomiting, leading to dehydration. With a short incubation period, it can be fatal if not treated in time. - (Sapa/AFP, August 2010)

 

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