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Cholera kills 6 in Niger

Niamey- Cholera has killed at least six of the 347 known cases in Niger, particularly in Niamey and Tillabéry, the Nigerien Minister of Health, Soumana Sanda, has said.

He however, said that the situation was under control.

Sanda said the development was being monitored by the authorities.

Immediately after the confirmation of the first cases of cholera on May 30, health authorities have taken steps to contain and control the epidemic, according to the minister.

Several isolation camps for patients have been built in the Gamkallé district of Niamey, in the rural town of Libore and N’Dounga, the areas most affected by the disease.

Multi-disciplinary teams have also been sent into the field to cater for the sick and educate the population.

Sanda on Thursday visited the isolation sites accompanied by Niger representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). (PANA/NAN)


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