Malawi:One Person Confirmed Dead As Cholera Hits Salima Again

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -One person has died from cholera in Salima, just a few weeks after the council declared that cholera outbreak was over.
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Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: UMP. 479 Source Type: research
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