Two deaths and about 400 cases of cholera symptoms in Shamayteen in two weeks

Two deaths and about 400 cases of cholera symptoms in Shamayteen in two weeks


The Director of the Health Bureau of the Al-Shmaytin district of Taiz said the number of cases of Cholera and the suspected cases that have reached the Directorate's health facilities in the past 10 days has reached 398.

Mohamed Sultan said in a special statement to Al-Masdar online. according to information from the epidemiological surveillance centre over the past 10 days, the number of recorded deaths is two, with the remainder 396 suspected of cholera.

Twenty two cases of cholera had been confirmed and the facilities had not been able to conduct cholera tests for the rest of the cases because of the lack of solutions and equipment.

Improper sanitation, lack of personal and public hygiene and lack of water purification all caused severe watery diarrhoea, which caused cholera.

Sultan appealed to all those involved in the intervention to support the health facilities with the rapid screening slids of cholera and the provision of intravenous solutions and irrigation solutions for the facilities.


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