Cholera Outbreak

Cholera Outbreak

Assitou receives fluids for rehydration at Donka Cholera Treatment Center in Conakry, Guinea, Aug. 16, 2012.
Guinea is currently struggling to contain a cholera outbreak, which has affected over 3,300 people throughout the country and 2,250 in Conakry and claimed at least 200 lives in the capital, according to the Ministry of Health. MSF team works in extremely impoverished areas of the densely-populated capital, where proper systems for drainage and waste disposal are almost non-existent. As of mid-August, MSF, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is already running cholera treatment centres and rehydration points in the city, and has treated over 2,250 patients.

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