BISHKEK, Oct 31 (AFP) - Health workers
in Kyrgyzstan are trying to halt a typhoid outbreak in an area where the
disease claimed around 10 lives last year, a senior health official in
the ex-Soviet republic said on Friday.
At least 60 people are thought to have
the disease in 16 villages near this impoverished republic's mountainous
border with Tajikistan, Sabirzhan Adbikarimov, head of the ex-Soviet republic's
sanitation and epidemiology department, said.
"A special team of epidemiologists,
doctors and regional officials has been set up to liquidate the outbreak,"