Fa­tal wa­ter viruses

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DAKAR: More than 5.6 mil­lion chil­dren across the Lake Chad basin are prey to deadly wa­ter-borne dis­eases such as cholera and hep­ati­tis E as the rainy sea­son hits a re­gion reel­ing from Boko Haram’s in­sur­gency, the UN warned.

Flood­ing and muddy roads are ex­pected to limit aid ac­cess to re­mote ar­eas, where hunger is grow­ing and food is lack­ing, while the inse­cu­rity has made it hard to de­liver sup­plies and en­sure clean wa­ter ahead of the rains.

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