Hundreds killed in fatal cholera outbreak

choleraFrom ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – A CHOLERA outbreak sweeping through East Africa,worsened by recent rains, has killed more than 1 400 people in the region.More than 67 000 are affected by the acute watery diarrhea since the beginning of the year.Of these, 769 have been killed in Ethiopia, 683 million in Somalia and three in Kenya.In the region, 21,7 million people require clean drinking water along with sanitation and hygiene services. Ethiopia is the worst affected with more than 9 million in need. More than 5 million are in need in South Sudan,the world’s newest country .This includes more than 1 million children severely malnourished.Children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are at the biggest risk of contracting cholera as they have weaker immune systems.The hunger crisis further increases children’s risk of contracting disease as lack of nutritious food further weakens children’s ability to fight
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