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Cholera Outbreak Kills Dozens in Nigeria

Health officials in Nigeria say 46 people are dead and 100 others hospitalized after a cholera outbreak in a southwestern village.

The outbreak began two weeks ago in Kusa, about 50 kilometers from the city of Ibadan, the capital of the state of Oyo. State government officials say they rushed medical teams to Kusa and surrounding villages and towns. The outbreak is now under control.

Cholera is a waterborne disease that causes vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration, and can be fatal if not treated quickly. Oyo state health officials say the outbreak was caused by contaminated water.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.