WHO: Cholera on the Rise in Somali Capital

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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The World Heath Organization says Somalia has seen a spike in cholera in the Mogadishu area.

WHO said Friday more than 4,000 cases of diarrheal disease have been reported in Mogadishu's Banadir hospital this year.

It says children under five account for 75 percent of those cases.

The World Health Organization says it has already distributed kits to affected areas of Somalia that are capable of treating almost 2,000 severe cases of the disease.