World Health Organization (WHO) Spokesperson Fadela Chaib evaluated the latest situation regarding the cholera epidemic in Syria at the weekly press conference held at the United Nations (UN) Geneva Office.
Chaib stated that cholera was effective in Syria in Aleppo, Hasakah, Deir ez-Zor, Latakia, Damascus and Homs, and noted that as of September 20, 253 cases and 23 deaths due to cholera had been seen across the country.
WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib.
SPREADS DUE TO DIRTY WATER
Sharing the information that WHO provided medicine and equipment to the region with the help of the Dubai government within the scope of the fight against cholera, Chaib stated that the treatment with the equipment and medicine sent so far continues.
Chaib said the cholera germ is mostly spread through water from untreated sources and vegetables irrigated with contaminated water.