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The cholera epidemic invaded Iraq

September 15 2007
14:25

In the three northern provinces of Iraq - Sulaimaniya, Erbil and Kirkukm - noted more than a thousand cases of cholera. The number of patients with suspected cholera is approaching them to 13 thousand, noted 10 deaths.

In the province of Kirkuk was the most severe epidemic spread. Cholera cases in Baghdad and other provinces in Iraq are not registered. But there is a real danger that the disease may spread to the neighboring Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah, Diyala province, located to the north-east of Baghdad.

Most of the hospitals closed because of violence and instability in it. "If the epidemic will affect the province of Diyala, is facing a real catastrophe", - told the newspaper Al-Sabah, "the inspector general of the Ministry of Health of Iraq Al-Amir Huzai. News report

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