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Zambia steps up campaign against surge in cholera cases

# Zambia has stepped up a campaign to halt a surge in cholera cases as the number of deaths this year crept toward 100. With heavy rains speeding the spread of the bacterial disease, Health minister Sylvia Masebo said five deaths and 111 new cases had been reported in 24 hours. The national health institute says there have now been at least 93 cholera deaths this year, mainly in an outbreak that started in October.