Cholera in West Africa

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Four-year-old Saidouba Sylla sits up shortly after receiving an IV infusion at Donka Cholera Treatment Center in Conakry, Guinea, Aug. 16, 2012. Saidouba's father Fode Sylla said it took the family two and a half hours to travel through Conakry's congested streets to the treatment center, a delay which caused Saidouba to become extremely dehydrated from the effects of cholera. Médecins Sans Frontières is responding to a cholera outbreak in Guinea, which is affecting coastal areas and inland. Two emergency MSF cholera treatment centers in Conakry are receiving around 60 new cases per day, and a third treatment center opened over the weekend.