Cholera epidemic kills 60 in Ghana

By REUTERS
March 18, 2011 18:59

ACCRA - A cholera epidemic in Ghana has killed 60 people and infected almost 4,000 since the first cases emerged last September, with 482 new cases reported this week alone, health authorities said on Friday.

The outbreak, which started in center of the West African country and spread to four regions, has hit the capital Accra the worst, said Joseph Amankwah of the Ghana Health Service.

"This is a major outbreak. It's a major concern," he told Reuters by telephone. "Cases are on the increase. ... We need to address the risk factors aggressively."


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