Cholera outbreak in Guinea worsens

August 9, 2012

"An outbreak of cholera in Guinea has killed 60 people since February and is showing no signs of letting up, the country's health ministry said Thursday. Officials have registered 2,054 cases, with the capital Conakry and the south-western city of Forecariah worst affected. Thirteen people have died in Conakry and 23 in Forecariah...UNICEF and Action Against Hunger have donated hygiene kits containing soap and chlorine to purify water."