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Masses of Burundi refugees show up in Tanzania

The World Health Organization reports between 500 and 2,000 people are arriving daily in the tiny fishing village of Kagunga. At least seven have died of severe diarrhea.

Jerome Delay/AP

Cholera and severe diarrhea have broken out among tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi who are jammed into a village in Tanzania on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, with the Burundians overwhelming the health infrastructure and sanitation facilities, aid agencies said Tuesday.