• CHOLERA KILLS SIX IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

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    KANO, Nigeria: A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria’s Kano State has killed six people and infected scores, the state health commissioner said on Sunday, although a local charity put the toll higher. “Six people died out of the 46 cases recorded,” Abubakar Labaran Yusuf told Agence France-Presse of the outbreak this week in Kafin Dalawa village, 70 kilometers (43 miles) outside the state capital of Kano. Contaminated water in the area was the most likely cause, he said, adding that teams had been dispatched to clean water sources and supply drugs. But a local medical charity put the toll higher, saying at least 16 people had died and the outbreak was threatening to become a pandemic.

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