Cholera spreads in Iran’s capital

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Some 4 people got infected with cholera in Iran's capital city of Tehran, deputy Minister of Health and Medical Education, Ali Akbar Sayyari said, Fars news agency reported.
Cholera infection has spread to 10 Provinces in Iran, Sayyari said, adding that, some 174 people were infected across the country.

He went on to note that, the infection is on rise continuously.

On September 22, Iranian Media outlets informed that one person was infected with cholera in Tehran.

The official of the Center for Disease Management of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Mohammad Nabavi announced on September 21 that, some 170 cholera infection cases have been registered in Iran, adding that 144, 1 and 25 infected people are Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran citizens respectively.

On September 4, the head of the Center for Disease Management of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education Mohammad Mehdi Gouya said that, the infected persons are illegal migrants from bordering countries to the east.

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.

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