Cholera claims more lives in Mali

Published Jul 28, 2011

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Bamako - A cholera outbreak in Mali in July left 19 dead and over 200 infected in the north and centre of the country, health authorities said on Wednesday.

Boubacar Bogoba Diarra of the health ministry said that from July 16 to July 25, 223 cases of cholera were detected in the Mopti and Timbuktu regions, while 19 people died.

He added that 114 cases and 11 deaths were recorded in Mopti, while in the Timbuktu area there were 79 cases and eight deaths.

Cholera is a highly infectious intestinal infection which causes violent diarrhoea and dehydration. - Sapa-AFP

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