Cholera found in 64 foreigners in Iran

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 4 / Trend, T. Jafarov /

Some 64 people were infected with cholera in Iran, corresponding measures have been taken, the condition of the infected is satisfactory, the head of the Center for Disease Management of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education Mohammad Mehdi Gouya said, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.

He noted that, the infected persons are illegal migrants from bordering countries to the east. Yesterday the condition of one of them worsened and he died.

Gouya added that cases of infection with cholera were registered in the provinces of Sistan, Balujistan and Kerman, and those under the threat of getting infected were put under supervision.

According to information from Iranian media outlets, cholera infection cases in Iran have been being registered for nearly 45 years; last year the some 15 such cases were registered.

According to the center, cholera is not included on the list of wide spread diseases in the country.

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