UNICEF has stepped up its efforts to control an especially virulent outbreak of cholera in Guinea-Bissau, where at least 96 people have died since mid-May and almost 300 new cases were reported in just two days last week. The UN children’s agency, which was been working with officials from the national health ministry since the outbreak began, has drafted staff from neighboring Guinea to assist its existing cholera crisis team. The crisis team is focused on bringing in supplies, as well as on sensitizing the local population to adopt preventive behaviors. (UN News Service)

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