60 cholera cases reported among Somali refugees: UN
Publisher: AFP, Agence France Presse
Story date: 15/11/2011
Language: English

Some 60 cases of cholera have been reported among Somali refugees in Kenay's huge Dadaab refugee camp, with at least one person dying from the disease, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

Ten of the reported cases in the Dadaab camp have been confirmed by laboratory tests and one refugee has died, it said.

Most of the cases were detected among refugees recently arrived from Somalia, it added.

Daab is the world's largest refugee camp that lies very close to Kenya's border with Somalia. It is home to some 450,000 people and has its own bus service and is now considered to be Kenya's third-largest town.
 

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