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Cholera outbreaks in west Africa kill more than 700

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 06 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:800
  1. John Zarocostas

    A wave of cholera in West Africa that has affected more than 45 000 people and killed more than 700 has prompted the World Health Organization to issue urgent advice to its member countries.

    Countries that have been badly hit should improve their surveillance systems and ensure they have adequate stocks of oral rehydration salts and intravenous fluids for treatment, WHO officials said last week.

    “We're very much concerned that the current cholera outbreak is still ongoing, with Mauritania, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau …

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