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Algeria confirms the second cholera death in the face of fear of an outbreak



Algerian authorities announced on Saturday a second case of cholera death and an increase in the disease to 139 cases, including 97, which are still being treated in hospitals.

"A 77-year-old woman died on Friday night and tests have shown that the cause of death is due to a cholera epidemic," said Jamal Furar, Director General of Preventive Diseases at the Algerian Ministry of Health, at a news conference after talking with officials Several ministries had taken to assess the situation] Furar said that the number of cholera suspected cases has now reached 139 in four states: Algiers, Tebessa, Blida and Bouïra, which confirms that the tests confirmed 46 cholera cases and about There were 1

00 suspected cases

Cholera in Algeria has caused panic among Algerians and worries about the authorities' inability to control the deadly epidemic. The hashtag "Cholera in Algeria" was cited on Twitter as calling for the need to limit the epidemic and raise awareness among citizens about avoiding infection transmission.

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Last update: Sunday, August 26, 2018 KSA 23:16 – GMT 20:16


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