Cholera epidemic in syria ıt was announced that there was an epidemic of cholera in syria and at least 39 people who were infected with the disease last month died. It was noted that the places where the cases were reported were aleppo and raqqa in the north, latakia on the mediterranean coast and deir ez-zor on the ıraqi border.
The united nations and the syrian ministry of health stated that they think that the epidemic is related to the farmers who drink the dirty water of the euphrates river and irrigate the fields.
It was reported that the epidemic took place in areas under the control of the syrian government and in areas in the northeast of the country. Health services in syria have been hit hard by years of civil war. There is also a shortage of drinking water in many parts of the country.
Providing information about government-controlled areas, the syrian ministry of health stated that there were 23 deaths. The ministry reported that 20 of the dead were in northern aleppo, with at least 253 additional cases.
Civan mustafa, the region’s top health official in the northeastern areas under the control of kurdish militias, stated that since september 5, there have been 16 deaths due to the epidemic and 2,867 suspected cases of cholera. Mustafa suggested that the epidemic was caused by the presence of vibrio bacteria in the euphrates river, where the water level was very low cholera epidemic in syria.
Cholera, which is caused by the parasitism of vibrio in the small intestines of people, is transmitted mostly through drinking water and foods washed with contaminated water.
Cholera epidemic in syria these bacteria, which cause symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, swelling and vomiting, cause the disease to occur within 6 to 48 hours of entering the body.