Over 1,300 cholera cases reported in Niger, death toll rises to 22

Posted by Alaattin Dogru | 16 August 2018 | 1,553 times

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The death toll in southern Niger from a cholera outbreak has risen to 22, the Health Ministry said Wednesday.

According to the ministry, the outbreak has been concentrated in the southern region of Maradi since the beginning of July.

Nine people have died in the past two days.

At least 1,302 cases have been reported so far, with children aged 1-15 years being affected the most.

There are fears that the outbreak will affect more people due to floods in the region. (Anadolu Agency)

Source: News Express

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