Over 230,000 People Receive First Dose of Cholera Vaccine: WHO

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 11, 2015 at 5:53 AM General Health News
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The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that over 2,500 cases of cholera have been confirmed in Iraq since the outbreak began, causing two confirmed deaths. More than 230,000 people received a first dose of cholera vaccine in a massive campaign to combat an outbreak of the disease in Iraq.
 Over 230,000 People Receive First Dose of Cholera Vaccine: WHO
Over 230,000 People Receive First Dose of Cholera Vaccine: WHO

Thw WHO said, "The first dose of the vaccine was administered to 91% of the targeted 255,000 Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqis across 62 refugee and IDP (displaced) camps in 13 governorates. Another dose must still be administered, with the second round expected to take place in December."

Iraqi authorities have blamed the cholera outbreak mostly on the poor quality of water caused by the low level of the Euphrates.

Source: AFP

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