A few days after the first cholera death case was recorded, Lebanon has now reached about 50 cholera cases, MP Abdul Rahman al-Bizri said in an interview with the Voice of Lebanon radio station on Monday.
Bizri told the radio station that a meeting will be held today, Monday, to address the issue of the many new cholera cases.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published a report Monday on the recent spread of cholera in Lebanon. It stated that the disease broke out in Syria on September 10, 2022, and quickly spread to some of Lebanon’s northern governorates.
UNICEF has donated supplies to Lebanon to treat 5.000 cholera cases and symptoms.
Cholera is a virulent bacterial infection that can be caused by contaminated water or food. In the worst cases, the disease can be deadly.
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