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2006-03-08 07:21:54

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An outbreak of cholera in Sudan's south has spread to a third major town and has claimed at least 132 lives in the war-torn area with little clean water or sanitation, aid agencies said on Wednesday. Medecins Sans Frontieres said 12 people had tested positive for cholera in the town of Malakal, hundreds of miles north of the origin of the outbreak. Almost 6,000 cases have been recorded in the southern capital Juba and the nearby town of Yei, the World Health...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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