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Mozambique Cholera Cases Jump from 5 to 139 in One Day

Officials in cyclone-stricken Mozambique say the number of cases of cholera has skyrocketed from five on Wednesday to 139 by late Thursday.  Cholera is a bacterial disease spread by contaminated food or drinking water. It causes severe diarrhea and subsequent dehydration, and can kill within hours if not treated. Squalid living conditions  — contaminated water and lack of sanitation — in the country following the cyclone are the perfect breeding grounds for the spread of...

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