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Cholera Cases Top 32,000 in Angola, Over 1,200 Deaths

The cholera outbreak in Angola continues. The medical aid group – Doctors Without Borders - says in all there have been about 32,000 cases over the past 13 weeks, with about 1,200 deaths.

Richard Veerman is the group’s head of mission in Angola. From the capital, Luanda, he gave English to Africa reporter Joe De Capua an update on the cholera outbreak.

He says there are about 600 new cases a day in the country, about half of those in Luanda. That’s down from over 900 cases a day about a week ago. However, Veerman says it’s still too early to tell whether this means the outbreak is truly on the decline.