More than 220 confirmed cases of cholera were recorded in Erbil

More than 220 confirmed cases of cholera were recorded in Erbil

Sep 22 2023

ARK News… The Director of Health of Erbil Governorate, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, on Thursday announced that more than 220 confirmed cases of cholera had been recorded in the governorate.

Dilovan Muhammad Jalal said in a press conference held on Thursday: “So far, we have recorded 221 cases of cholera in the city of Erbil, and this means that the cases are increasing,” stressing that the health authorities in the governorate have taken the necessary procedures and measures regarding this disease.

He added, "When the infections worsen, the work is not limited to the health sector only, but also includes other sectors." He pointed out that the Water Directorate has been informed of the spread of this epidemic, as well as the local government in Erbil, which is scheduled to hold an expanded meeting early next week with the directorates to take action decisions about illness.

The Kurdistan Region is witnessing an outbreak of cholera, and in Sulaymaniyah Governorate, cases have been the most widespread in recent weeks, with health directorates in the region taking treatment and preventive measures for this disease.