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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ukraine : Health Ministry has confirmed a fourth case of cholera in Mariupol

Via Kyiv Post :

" The Ukrainian Health Ministry has confirmed a fourth case of cholera in Mariupol (Donetsk region), and the condition of this patient is moderately serious, the ministry's press service reported on Tuesday.

Ukraine's chief state sanitary doctor, Serhiy Ryzhenko, together with the chief state sanitary doctor of Mariupol, Heorhiy Husakov, inspected the infectious diseases hospital where the patients with cholera are being treated.

The patients are receiving the necessary medical assistance on time and in full, the ministry's press service

Ryzhenko demanded the laboratory testing of samples from around the area be carried out in order to discover the source of the cholera outbreak.

Experienced experts from Simferopol and Mykolaiv have arrived in Mariupol to provide practical assistance.

Earlier Emergencies Ministry has said that the cholera outbreak in Mariupol is now under control.

"Everything is under control there," First Deputy Emergencies Minister Mykhailo Bolotskykh said during a telephone hotline press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.

He said that Emergencies Minister Viktor Baloha on Monday decided to send a working group to Mariupol to assist Health Ministry officials and the local authorities."

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