September 19, 2008
Kuwaiti Official Says All Necessary Measures Against Cholera Implemented
Text of report in English by Kuwaiti government-owned news agency Kuna website
By Mubarak al-Hajeri Kuwait, Sept 19 (Kuna) - Kuwait has taken necessary measures as advised by the world health organization to prevent possible spill over of cholera, now reported in neighbouring Iraq.
Dr Ahmad al-Shatti, the director of the department of health awareness, told Kuna that instructions had been given to all health clinics to refer persons suffering from diarrhoea to the hospital of communicable diseases to ensure that he (or she) is not infected with the disease.
WHO has advised countries neighbouring Iraq to take necessary measures to prevent possible spread of the deadly disease. The disease spreads through unclean water or as a result of peoples' failure to abide by proper cleaning. At least five people have recently died of cholera in Iraq. Scores of others have been infected with it.
Originally published by Kuna news agency website, Kuwait, in English 1302 19 Sep 08.
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