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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Iran : Cases of cholera detected

Iran's Health Minister has announced confirmed cholera cases. Article via Straits Times, excerpt :

" A number of cholera cases have been detected in Iran, Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi said on Wednesday, blaming 'foreigners' and contaminated vegetables for the outbreak.

'In recent days, due to the illegal entry of foreigners in Iran, cholera appeared in parts of the country,' Ms Vahid Dastjerdi was quoted as saying by the government information website

'The ministry investigating the issue found that these cases are linked to contaminated vegetables and the illegal entry of foreigners,' she said, urging people to 'thoroughly wash vegetables, use only tap water and do not buy food from street vendors.' The minister did not elaborate on how many cases have been identified or in which regions of Iran they were detected."

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