Cholera festers on in Iraq

Cholera festers on in Iraq

World October 21, 2015 17:09

- Although the Iraqi government is doing everything in their own words to an outbreak of cholera in to stop the country are now more than 1,800 people infected with the bacterial disease. At least six people deceased.

The outbreak is now spreading to the northern Kurdistan region, says a spokesman for the Ministry of Health Wednesday. Urinated disease, which can lead to death within hours, surfaced last month west of Baghdad for the first time. Most of the new cases were reported in the province of Babylon, south of the capital.

The ministry blames the current cholera outbreak to the low level of the river Euphrates, where locals often come from water gets to drink. Cholera is an infectious disease that is transmitted through contaminated water and food. The disease leads to acute diarrhea, severe dehydration and kidney failure. Iraq is regularly affected by the disease, partly because of antiquated water supplies. In 2007, in the war-torn country 24 people by the disease.

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