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Iraq Works To Stem Cholera Outbreak As Case Number Rises To 121

Reuters: Cases in Iraq cholera outbreak rise to 121, but no new deaths: ministry
“Iraq’s first major cholera outbreak since 2012 has risen to at least 121 cases and spread to southern provinces along the Euphrates River, though no new deaths have been reported in days, the health ministry said on Wednesday…” (Hameed/Kalin, 9/23).

Washington Post: Amid battle against IS, Iraqis face cholera outbreak
“…The cause lies partially with Iraq’s antiquated and badly maintained water and sewage systems, and the outbreak comes at a time when Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is struggling with large demonstrations protesting the government’s inability to provide security or basic public services…” (Salaheddin, 9/23).

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