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Cholera Epidemic Envelops Coastal Slums In West Africa

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Esperance Zawadi, 18, lies by her 11-month-old son Steve Kwizera in a tent set outside the Kibati hospital in Kibati, north of Goma, eastern Congo, Monday Aug. 6, 2012. Steve is under observation for symptoms of cholera. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) | AP

A fierce cholera epidemic is spreading through the coastal slums of West Africa, killing hundreds and sickening many more in one of the worst regional outbreaks in years, health experts said.

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