Cholera strikes 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

May 22, 2015 1:09 PM

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Cholera strikes 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

GENEVA Some 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees, the United Nations said on Friday.

A Tanzanian health official told Reuters on Wednesday that at least 33 people had died from the disease spread by contaminated water that broke out near Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika and in the villages of Kagunga and Nyarugusu.

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