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Cholera can be deadly if left untreated, but treatment is straightforward if patients seek it early enough. Seven-year-old Ebengo was in the recovery ward with his mother after 24 hours of treatment. ”Ebengo loves playing—he is always trying to sneak away to meet up with his friends,” his mother said. “So when I got back from the market, I was surprised to find him already in bed at 5 p.m.”