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10 facts on cholera

Cholera patient receiving IV fluids in an improvised health care facility, Sofala province, Mozambique
WHO/C.L. Chaignat

There are 100 000–120 000 deaths due to cholera every year of which only a small proportion are reported to WHO

There also are an estimated 3 million – 5 million cholera cases every year, contrasting with the 129 000 – 589 900 cases reported annually to WHO over the past 5 years.

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