Iran registers 214 cases of cholera
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 9/ Trend, N. Umid
Some 214 cholera infection cases have been registered in Iran, Mohammad Nabavi, an official with the Center for Disease Management of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said on Wednesday.
Nabavi added that 38 of the patients were Iranian citizens, the Fars news agency reported.
He went on to note that 175 Afghans and one Pakistani citizen were also infected with cholera.
"Six patients died from the infection," Nabavi said, adding that they were all illegal migrants.
On September 25, Iranian media outlets informed that Cholera infection has spread to 10 Provinces in Iran.
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-Balujestan and Kerman.
According to Iranian media outlets, cholera infection cases in Iran have been being registered for nearly 45 years. Last year 15 such cases were registered.