Cases of cholera recorded in Kirkuk, Baghdad - health ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraqi Ministry of Health said on Thursday (June 23) two new cases of cholera were recorded in Kirkuk and Baghdad.

The Ministry said the recent case was the first recorded in Baghdad this year and the total number of cases in the country now stands at 15.

On Wednesday, a source in the health directorate told NRT two new cases of cholera were recorded in Khanaqin district in Diyala governorate.

Aso Hawez, the spokesman of the Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Health, said on Tuesday the spread of cholera was not normal and it was not acceptable for the Region to lack clean water.

He said cholera was spread through contact with dirty drinking water and food, especially vegetables.

(NRT Digital Media)