Cholera outbreak kills 20 in Somali capital

Somali women with their sick children at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, June 5, 2010. The World Health Organization says cholera cases in Somalia are increasing fast as many people are driven from their homes by fighting between the government and rebels. WHO spokesman Paul Garwood says in one hospital in the capital of Mogadishu there were 132 people ill with cholera last week. He says that's a 27 percent rise compared to the previous week. Most of them were children. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

March 12, 2011 2:36:00 AM PST
Doctors say a cholera outbreak in Somalia's war-ravaged capital has killed more than 20 people.