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Lebanon begins vaccination campaign as cholera cases soar

The crisis-hit country’s collapsing water and sewage infrastructure has opened a breeding ground for waterborne illness.
Ahmad lies in his hospital bed on his sixth day of treatment at Halba's government hospital in Akkar.

BEBNINE, Lebanon — Lebanon began its campaign to roll out cholera vaccinations last weekend in the country’s northern governorate of Akkar, the epicenter of the outbreak. 

The number of cholera cases has soared since Lebanon’s first case in October, the country’s collapsing water and sewage infrastructure opening a breeding ground for the contagious disease.

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