Africa sees surge in cholera amid vaccine shortage
29 October 2022 | 3:28 pm
Kenya is the latest nation to report cholera as Africa sees a spike in cases, especially in flood-hit Nigeria and Cameroon. This comes as WHO cut vaccine doses because of a supply shortage.
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