More People Are Reporting Having Cholera In Lebanon


Sources from the Ministry of Public Health told LBCI that 14 new cases of cholera were registered.

3 of which are in Halba Governmental Hospital, 6 suffer from mild symptoms that do not require admission to the hospital, and the remaining 5 cases have no symptoms.

This increase in Cholera cases in Lebanon came just 5 days after the first recorded case on October 5, which was in the Akkar Governorate in North Lebanon.

It should be noted that this is the first case in Lebanon since the last outbreak almost 30 years ago.

Cholera is manifested by acute diarrhea caused by an infection of the intestine with Vibrio cholerae bacteria found in contaminated food or water. Infections generally range from mild to sometimes severe and life-threatening.

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