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On 26 Dec 2004, the fourth-largest earthquake in a century erupted underwater off the Indonesian province of Aceh, causing a tsunami that accelerate to speeds of more than 600 kilometres per hour and barreled one-fifth of the way around the earth. More than 228,000 people died in 14 countries in…
Affected countries: Albania
Affected countries: Zambia
In Zambia, cholera outbreaks are frequent during the rainy season, resulting in hundreds of deaths. The year 2004 was no different: two confirmed and 20 suspected cases of cholera occurred in Lusakam,13 cases in Sinazongwe; of these, two patients died. There were also unconfirmed reports of…
Affected countries: Senegal
A cholera outbreak appeared in Senegal on 26 Oct 2004, the first in eight years. Early warning systems were triggered when eight cases were reported in the suburbs around Dakar by health district officials. Cases were rapidly increasing and reached a total of 95 due to low access to safe water and…
Affected countries: Panama
Affected countries: Japan
Affected countries: Panama