Cholera – Niger : Disease outbreak news


World Health Organization— reliefweb

The Ministry of Public Health of Niger declared a cholera outbreak on July 15, 2018, which initially began with only 3 cases. Since October 1, 2018, there have been an estimated 3692 cases of cholera with 68 deaths that have been reported. Cholera is an infection of the small intestine, caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, which can lead to death if left untreated. Poor sanitary conditions and frequent population movement between Niger and its neighboring states are believed to be affecting the outbreak.

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Natan Hekmatjah

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