GUINEA-BISSAU: Cholera epidemic not yet peaked

Saturday, November 22, 2008
DAKAR Monday, October 13, 2008 (IRIN) - DAKAR, 13 October 2008 (IRIN) - The cholera epidemic is still out of control across Guinea-Bissau, with the number of cases doubling in the past three weeks, bringing the total number of people stricken to 10,476 as of 9 October. There have been 312 new infections in the past two days, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and 181 people have died from the disease. “The epidemic is not under control. I don’t want to be alarmist, but we haven’t...