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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 3–5 million cholera cases every year, contrasting with the 178 000–589 000 cases reported annually to WHO over the past five years.

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