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Fight against cholera in the south of Niger


Women and children in Marad in southern Niger, outside the doctors without a border office. Stock photos.

Nearly 1,000 people were killed and 13 died in Niger, where cholera outbreaks were eroded. The richest children are living in the southern part of Maradija, according to the United Nations Interim Agency (OCHA).

The first cases were discovered a month ago. Thereafter, in the city of Marad, which is a Nigerian economic center, at least 50 cases have been found.

The country's health ministers argue that the situation is under surveillance and that they are calling for an infection. Experts are, however, afraid that infectious cholera bacteria will spread further through floods caused by heavy rain in the area.

Cholera bacteria vibrio cholerae spread with food and contaminated water. This causes violent diarrhea with severe dehydration as a result.

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