Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 7th, 1997
Dorothy Preslar, ProMed AHEAD Program Officer and Federation of American Scientists, reported in a ProMed Internet communication (vol. 157/no. 159) that an outbreak of a cholera-related disease in the western Indonesian islands of Simeulue and West Aceh was reported in a February 14, 1997 news story. The outbreak killed 11 and infected about 250 others. Eight of the dead were in the Central Simeulue sub-district of the country.
Additionally, she noted, a separate cholera epidemic was reported on March 30, 1997, by media indicating four deaths and 166 hospitalized in West...
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