Armenian Health Authorities Deny Alleged Cholera Outbreak

ARMENIAN HEALTH AUTHORITIES DENY ALLEGED CHOLERA OUTBREAK

HEALTH | 18.09.13 | 13:13

NAZIK ARMENAKYAN
ArmeniaNow

Armenia’s Ministry of Health has issued an official statement refuting
the report disseminated by one of the local media claiming a cholera
outbreak in one of the country’s provinces.

Earlier, ilur.am published a report suggesting the disease outbreak
in the villages of Oshakan, Voskevaz and Voskehat of the Aragatsotn
region.

“Not a single case of cholera has been registered in Armenia since
1998,” the Ministry said in the statement published on its official
website.

It added that as many as 54 cases of intestinal infection were
registered in the mentioned community on August 28 and 29. All people
with such symptoms were hospitalized and treated and local health
specialists in Aragatsotn visited the households in the communities
for inspection purposes and for conducting explanatory work among
local residents about prevention of intestinal infections, it added.

Data received as a result of epidemiological examination shows
that the contagion was spread because of a one-time contamination
of drinking water, said the Ministry, adding that on August 28 and
during subsequent days laboratory analyses of drinking water from
the communities did not reveal any pathogen germs.

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