16 people die of cholera during outbreak in Syria

At least 16 people died and over 2,867 hospitalized after an outbreak of cholera in “Autonomous Administration” under control of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mostly from Deir Ezzor.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Thursday said that the number of suspected cases of cholera is on the rise in the Deir Ezzor province.

Citing medical sources, SOHR reported cholera deaths as follows:

  • Ten in Deir Ezzor
  • Two in Al-Raqqah
  • Two in Al-Jazeera
  • Two in Al-Shahba

On Wednesday, SOHR activists reported that several cholera cases arrived at “Al-Kasra Hospital” in western Deir Ezzor countryside, and doctors used to provide the “water stations with chlorine and to sterilize the water, after the increase in the number of affected cases.”

The process was helpful and most of the patients were healed.

To reduce pressure on Al-Kasra Hospital, several clinics started operating in many areas in Al-Jazara, Al-Hawayj and Mahimida towns with 24 hours of service.

On September 13, the Health Committee and the Organization Office in western Deir Ezzor province called on the Health and Humanitarian Organizations Authority and the World Health Organization (WHO) to immediately provide them with medicines, serums, beds and medical supplies.


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