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Zambia deploys army to battle cholera after 41 deaths

Zambia's president Edgar Lungu has deployed the army to help combat a cholera outbreak that has claimed 41 lives in the capital Lusaka and affected 1,550 more since September. The initial outbreak began on September 28 according to the World Health Organization and Zambia's health ministry subsequently launched efforts to limit the spread of the disease. Cholera is a water-borne disease which goes hand in hand with poverty and while readily treatable can be lethal if unaddressed.
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