Rescue workers remove bodies of children following floods in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, after a night of heavy rains.(AP Photo/John Bompengo)
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Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said Tuesday.Cholera outbreaks occur regularly in the vast Central African country but this is the worst in more than 20 years, Didier Bompangue said, government coordinator for the elimination of cholera.Congo's main concern now is for the capital Kinshasa, a city of 12 million people with poor sanitation and lack of access to drinking water that facilitates the spread of the water-borne disease, Bompangue told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.The disease has killed 28 people and infected 411 in Kinshasa since the end of November, he said.
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