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Cholera outbreak in Darfur is made worse by advent of rains

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1472
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The spread of cholera to Sudan's Darfur region has caused international alarm, especially as it has arrived just at the start of the rainy season. Large areas are already cut off because of factional fighting, and the onset of the rains not only means that health workers can't reach many people but also heightens the risks of transmission.

    The World Health Organization says that 96 cases of acute watery diarrhoea and four deaths had been identified in the state of South Darfur by 14 June. A sample from one person who died, sent to Khartoum for …

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