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With 13 new illnesses in 3 days and 8 older ones just confirmed, the outbreak has now reached 498 cases.
As the WHO detailed stepped-up efforts to prepare four key countries to prevent and detect cases, tests in Uganda ruled out three suspected cases.
So far, there are 43 confirmed and probable cases, and health officials are probing 46 additional supected illnesses.
Several factors heighten the risk of spread, including flooding, people and animal movement, and connections to other countries.
Rain, war, and other factors have helped create the largest cholera outbreak in history, researchers say.
Researchers described tactics and tools for use in conflict and humanitarian zones and showed threats from cominated blood bank supplies.
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