Issue Date: Jun 30, 2006
With nine deaths on May 23, the toll in a cholera epidemic in Angola has gone up to 1,374 , according to who. The outbreak was declared in mid-February this year.
Official reports say 38,422 cases have been reported and 12 of Angola's 18 provinces affected. The main cause for the outbreak is said to be poor hygiene, lack of potable water and environmental pollution. The onset of the rainy season has worsened the situation.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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