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WOMAN: [ Speaking Swahili ] WOMAN #2: CDC carefully monitors diseases in Kibera. Using palm-held devices, local staff visit families every two weeks to record instances of disease. WOMAN #2: [ Speaking Swahili ] WOMAN: They recommend that people who are ill go to the state-of-the-art clinic built with U.S. private donations and CDC guidance. The Kibera clinic uses electronic records to monitor patients and track the spread of disease. Its labs rapidly test for bugs that cause sickness and disabilities. [ Device beeping ]

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