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Cholera and dengue fever take 143 lives

Cholera and Dengue claimed the lives of 143 people in Cambodia between the end of

1991 and mid-August of this year, according to the Cambodian news agency, SPK.

According to the Cambodian Epidemic Center, 1,333 people suffered from dengue fever

during that period, and 68 of them died.

The greatest figures of dengue patients were recorded in Battambang and Kompong Cham

provinces, the center said.

During the same period, there were 819 reported cases of cholera, of which 75 people

died, mostly in the provinces of Kompong Cham and Kampot, according to the center's

statistics.

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