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Cholera in camp spreads to town

November 11, 2008|Times Wire Reports

A cholera outbreak in a sprawling refugee camp has spread to Goma, a provincial capital in eastern Congo, increasing fears of an epidemic amid a tense standoff between troops and rebels, officials said.

Cholera cases rose slightly in the towns of Goma and Kibati, with at least 90 known cases. Officials with Doctors Without Borders said the cases they were treating were well-contained. Only four new ones were reported at the group's clinic in Kibati camp.

But dozens of people have died of cholera in recent weeks elsewhere in eastern Congo.

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