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Ghanaian Authorities Struggle to Contain Cholera Outbreak

While the world is focused on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, cholera has sickened more than 7,000 in Ghana’s capital, Accra, since breaking out this summer. Fifty-seven victims have died. Simpson Boateng, director of public health for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, said the outbreak was traceable to the cooking of food in the unsanitary conditions of the city's slums. Overflowing gutters and fetid, open sewers are common across the capital. But "cholera...

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