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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 04 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6204

Nigeria’s cholera epidemic escalates: More than 38 000 people contracted cholera and 1555 have died so far this year in Nigeria’s ongoing epidemic, a sharp rise on the 13 691 cases reported in 2009, says Unicef. The case fatality rate was 4.5% overall but as high as 20% in states severely affected by flooding or that had large numbers of internally displaced people.

Africa launches mass vaccination campaign against polio: A total of 290 000 vaccinators have been mobilised in 15 Africa countries to deliver polio …

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