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In Nigeria, three children have died from cholera – Russia news today

In Nigeria, three children have died from cholera

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotobanka. Archival photoIn Nigeria, three children have died from cholera© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Three children were killed, 27 were hospitalized as a result of outbreak of cholera in Nigeria, reports Xinhua, citing local authorities.

According to the Agency, an outbreak of cholera that occurred in the state of Gombe in the North-East of the country, at the moment, under control. It is noted that victims receive free medication and treatment from the government.

In may, the world health organization (who) began a mass vaccination against cholera in Africa. The campaign continued until mid-June and was held in Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan and Nigeria.

In Nigeria, planned to distribute 1.2 million doses of medicines that will help to protect about 600 thousand people.