Doctors reported a strong resurgence of cholera in the northern port city of Chimbote, five weeks after the first outbreaks of the disease were reported there. Reporters who visited Chimbote said doctors began seeing an increase in the number of cholera patients over the weekend, and that all hospital beds were filled. The health ministers of seven South American nations--Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Chile and Brazil--gathered in Lima to discuss ways of ending the epidemic.
World IN BRIEF : PERU : Cholera Resurgence Found in Port City
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