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Nigeria’s Kano State Faces Cholera Outbreak

“Ten people in Nigeria’s Kano State have died from cholera and another 300 have been hospitalized with the disease, health officials said,” United Press International reports. “Tijjani Hussein, the deputy director of the state’s ministry of health, said the government is advising residents to rush their family members to the hospital if they are vomiting or have diarrhea,” the news service writes, adding, “He also urged people to practice personal hygiene to prevent the spread of the disease” (12/15).

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