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PNG cholera outbreak spreads to the mainland

PNG cholera outbreak spreads to the mainland

Updated 15 February 2012, 12:56 AEDT

The cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea has now affected more than 2,700 people and 300 are known to have died.

The original point of the outbreak was Daru island off the coast of PNG's Western Province, but while the situation has stabilized there, the outbreak has spread to villages on the mainland.

Restrictions are still in place for travel between PNG and Australia's Torres Strait Islands, but Enoch Posanai, Executive Manager for Public Health at PNG's Health Department says the number of cases is still rising.

Presenter: Sonia Heydeman

Speaker: Enoch Posanai, Executive Manager for Public Health, PNG Health Department.

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