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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (33): Africa (Algeria)

CHOLERA, DIARRHEA AND DYSENTERY UPDATE (33): AFRICA (ALGERIA)
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Date: Thu 30 Aug 2018 2:31 PM
Source: Middle East Monitor [edited]
<https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180830-62-cases-of-cholera-in-algeria-hundreds-suspected/>


The Ministry of Health said yesterday [29 Aug 2018] that 2 people have
died of cholera in Algeria as 62 cases of disease have been identified
since the start of August 2018. According to a ministry statement, 62
cases had been confirmed as of [Tue 28 Aug 2018] with another 173
suspected cases.

"All preventive measures have been taken with a view to pre-empting
the spread of the disease," the statement read. Since cases of the
disease first appeared in mid-August [2018], the Algerian health
authorities have been trying to determine its source. The Health
Ministry had earlier attributed its appearance to contaminated water
in Tipaza state, west of the capital. This was denied by local
authorities. Cholera, which has not been seen in Algeria for more than
2 decades, is an infectious disease that causes severe diarrhea. It is
potentially fatal if the sufferer does not receive proper medical
treatment.

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[The number of cases of cholera, likely waterborne, in Algeria
continues to increase. - Mod.LL

HealthMap/ProMED map available at:
Algeria: <http://healthmap.org/promed/p/67>]

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