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Ethiopia: ‘Diarrhea’ Outbreak Getting Closer to Becoming a National Emergency

For Ethiopian officials, Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) is a euphemism for cholera.

Ethiopian officials insist on describing the outbreak as one of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD), not cholera, which has similar symptoms. The WHO representative to Ethiopia told VOA that 16,000 cases of AWD had been recorded in the region since January.

BY CGTN AFRICA

Hundreds of people have been falling sick due to the outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea also known as AWD in Ethiopian Somali region.

And the situation was getting closer to becoming a national health emergency but according to the Ethiopian minister for health Professor Yifru Birihanu the last ten days saw dramatic improvements. Continue reading Ethiopia: ‘Diarrhea’ Outbreak Getting Closer to Becoming a National Emergency