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Cholera Outbreak Continues To Spread In Central Mexico

“A cholera outbreak in central Mexico has risen to 159 confirmed cases and spread to four states as well as the capital, the country’s health minister said on Monday,” Reuters reports. “One death has been attributed to the outbreak, the ministry said as it launched a nationwide public health campaign aimed at preventing further infections,” the news service writes, noting, “The east-central state of Hidalgo has been the worst affected with 145 confirmed cases, including the death of a 75-year-old woman.” The news service adds, “Also affected were the states of Mexico with nine, Veracruz with two, San Luis Potosi with one, and another couple in Mexico City, said Health Minister Mercedes Juan” (Garcia et al., 10/14).

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