Cholera committee formed in Erbil amid outbreaks


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SULAIMANI— A High Committee to Confront Cholera was formed in Erbil yesterday (June 19) following the death of four people with the disease in the province, the Erbil governorate announced on the same day.

Erbil governorate issued several measures to curb the spread of Cholera, including increasing the number of health employees, providing additional medicine to hospitals, and other public safety measures.

The Health Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Saman Barzinji, said in a press conference on Sunday, June 20, that water supplies are the leading cause of the spread of Cholera.

Barznji explained that the spread of Cholera is related to non-clean drinking water supply, food, and general personal hygiene.

The governor of Sulaimani, Haval Abubakir, said on June 19 that cases of vomiting and diarrhoea have increased to 3,165 in the hospitals of Sulaiamani.

The Sulaimani Health Directorate warned of the viral diarrhoea and vomiting in the governorate on Sunday (June 12).

Four people, including two children, have died from the illness.

(NRT Digital Media)