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Concern Grows Over Cholera Outbreak

By Simon Kent. Concern is mounting in Iraq following an outbreak of cholera which has caused at least 5000 cases since September, with many more suspected to have gone unreported. World Health Organization official Rana Sidani described the current crisis, noting that, “We expect an increase in the rate of infections [beyond] the officially declared […]

WHO Mobilizes 510,000 Doses of Cholera Vaccine

Iraq declared an outbreak of cholera on 15 September 2015. The current number of laboratory confirmed cases is 2055. As an integrated part of the current outbreak response strategy oral cholera vaccines (OCV) have been mobilized through the international coordination group based in Geneva. Based on a public health risk assessment, it has been determined […]

Video: Fear of Cholera Outbreak Spreads

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s government has ordered daily water tests and other measures to try and contain an outbreak cholera that has been blamed for the deaths of at least six people in a town west […]

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