Three people die in northern Syria due to cholera outbreak

A cholera outbreak has occurred in several areas in northern Syria. Three people have already died in the Kurdish autonomy, and at least 30 more cases have been registered in neighboring provinces, according to Rudaw.

According to SANA, during the check, cholera samples were found in sewage and at an ice cube factory. After that, the plant was closed as a matter of urgency. The health department of the Kurdish administration called on international organizations to help stop the disease.

Cholera— an acute bacterial infection that can be contracted by ingesting contaminated food or water. Most people who are infected do not develop any symptoms or have a mild illness. In severe cases, the disease causes acute diarrhea and can result in the death of the patient.

According to WHO, from 1.3 million to 4 million cases of cholera and 21–143 thousand deaths are recorded annually in the world.

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