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10 facts on cholera

Areas reporting cases of cholera in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, November 2010

Surveillance is paramount to identify vulnerable populations living in hotspots

Surveillance should guide interventions and lead to timely prevention and preparedness activities. When seasonal occurrence can be anticipated, prevention and control must be enhanced and activities such as preparedness plans, training of healthcare staff and pre-positioning of supplies must take place.

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