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Cuba confirms cholera in Havana

Cuba's health ministry has confirmed a cholera outbreak in Havana with 51 people infected - the biggest incidence of the disease there in decades.

An official statement said health workers had detected an increase in "acute diarrhoea" in some districts, which has been established as cholera.

The source has been identified as a food seller who caught cholera during a previous outbreak in eastern Cuba.

Sarah Rainsford reports.

  • 16 Jan 2013