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New epidemics threaten Africa as health services struggle to cope

New epidemics of disease, ranging from the terrifying and extremely deadly Marburg virus, through AIDS to the old enemy cholera, are claiming lives across Africa as crippled health services struggle to cope.The most vulnerable countries are those wracked by civil war, including Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but even stable and relatively prosperous Senegal has fallen victim. A total of 210 people have died in Angola from the untreatable Marburg virus since October in the worst outbreak ever recorded of the bug, the Angolan health ministry and the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.Full Story

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