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     “And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.”

Leviticus 26:21

     “So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it.”

Deuteronomy 29:22

Plagues, Pestilences and Diseases

Zambia hit by worst cholera outbreak in years*

The Associated Press
Thursday, April 15, 2010; 1:25 PM

LUSAKA, Zambia -- Health workers in Zambia say they are battling the worst cholera outbreak in years.

The waterborne disease has killed more than 130 people and sickened close to 5,000 others in the southern African country since March. Luke Arend, head of the Lusaka office of aid group Medecins Sans Frontiers, says that's the highest number of cases in a decade.

Health ministry spokesman Dr. Reuben Mbewe said Thursday the outbreak was due to flooding in Lusaka, the capital, after torrential rains. Shallow wells that are a main source of domestic water have become contaminated by overflow from pit latrines.

The government and aid group have set up special treatment centers. The government has banned gatherings such as weddings and wakes to try to control the spread.