The Syrian government announced that the number of cholera cases in the Arab country rose to 426, while the number of deaths due to this disease reached 33.
This came in a statement published by the Syrian Ministry of Health, today, Wednesday, on its website.
The Ministry of Health said: “The total cumulative number of confirmed cases of the cholera rapid test has reached 426, distributed in the governorates of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Hasaka, Raqqa, Latakia, Homs, Damascus, As-Suwayda, Daraa and Quneitra.”
Where, according to the statement of the Syrian Ministry of Health, the cumulative total number of deaths reached 33 cases, distributed in Aleppo, Al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor.
The Syrian Health also indicated that “most of the deaths are caused by the delay in seeking early medical advice or by people suffering from chronic diseases.”
Cholera is a bacterial disease, usually spread through contaminated water. Cholera causes severe diarrhea and dehydration, and if left untreated, it can be fatal within hours, even in otherwise healthy people.