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Cholera Claims Fifty Lives in Mozambique: Report

by VR Sreeraman on November 6, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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 Cholera Claims Fifty Lives in Mozambique: Report

At least 50 people have died of cholera and more than 100 have been taken to hospital since the disease broke out last week in northern Manica province, a medical officer said Wenesday.

"The number of deaths has gone up to 50 but the situation is under control," Evelia Marole, a government doctor in Guru, a district in Manica, told AFP.

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"More than 100 others are in hospital due to the disease. We have isolated the district...nobody can go in or out of it until the cholera is controlled," she said.

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