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NEWS: Cholera Outbreak in Iran

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 04:51 AM
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An outbreak of the disease cholera has hit the country of Iran, infecting hundreds of people and killing seven so far. The World Health Organization says the disease is spreading fast and could endanger many more people, although they caution against panic over the situation. Cholera is a bacterial disease of the gastrointestinal tract usually caused by bad sanitary conditions.
 



IranMania
LONDON, August 17 (IranMania) - The number of people infected in a cholera outbreak in Iran has risen to 560 while another person has died bringing the death toll to seven, health ministry officials said Wednesday.

They said the spread of the disease had slowed despite the latest rise in infections, up from 477 official cases reported a day earlier.

"All medical care and hygiene resources to control cholera have been mobilised," said a ministry statement carried by the student news agency ISNA.

So far, 1.3 billion rials (about 145,000 dollars) had been allocated to prevent and control cholera, the ministry said, adding it had set up a special committee to take on sellers of poor quality street food.

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This sounds like a bad situation. I hope Iran accepts international medical aid to help fight this plague.

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:50 AM
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With all the plagues roaming the globe of late, avian flu, staph suis, etc. it is surprising that Iran would crop up with a disease that usually affects impoverished third world countries. Despite its current Islamic government it is still regarded as a fairly sophisticated and modern society. Why would this disease, usually associated with poor, inadequate or no sanitary facilites suddenty manifest in Iran?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 09:12 AM
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I am just wonder in how long it is going to be before someone blames the U.S. for a biological attack? Personally I think that some of the WMDs shipped over from Iraq right before the U.S. invasion might be the cause. If that is the case Syria is next.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 10:29 AM
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Watch, some how someone is going to blame the US for it saying the US created the disease lol



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 10:49 AM
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It's just tragic that this is happening when it's so terribly easy to prevent with boiling, chlorination and/or other water sterilisation methods.

There was a nasty case in the Dep Rep of Congo back in 1997; over 1500 Rwandans died in 22 days, and there was an epidemic starting in Peru in 1991 where, between 1991 and 1994, a total of 1,041,422 cases and 9,642 deaths were reported.

It's utterly tragic.

(and no, nobody can blame the US for this one....)



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by Richard of Danbury
Why would this disease, usually associated with poor, inadequate or no sanitary facilites suddenty manifest in Iran?

Because iran is unsanitary. De facto. Cholera=unsanitary conditions. Its like E.Coli. You don't really have E.Coli outbreaks until some people start ingesting feces. Usually its feces dilutely distributed in their own water supply, but its still digested. Same with cholera, can't have a major outbreak without spreading it, can't really spread it without unsanitary conditions.

Maybe instead of nuke plants they should be working on maintaining and advancing modernization.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:59 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan

Originally posted by Richard of Danbury
Why would this disease, usually associated with poor, inadequate or no sanitary facilites suddenty manifest in Iran?

Because iran is unsanitary. De facto. Cholera=unsanitary conditions. Its like E.Coli. You don't really have E.Coli outbreaks until some people start ingesting feces. Usually its feces dilutely distributed in their own water supply, but its still digested. Same with cholera, can't have a major outbreak without spreading it, can't really spread it without unsanitary conditions.

Maybe instead of nuke plants they should be working on maintaining and advancing modernization.



And what evidence do you have that Iran is unsanitary? Right here in the US we have had multiple outbreaks of E. Coli in the last decade or so....(anyone remember Sizzler??). I would imagine Iran's infrastructure is more up to par than most realize, the article even mentioned that it could be linked to street venders and that they were cracking down on them.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:39 PM
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Maybe you should learn a little bit about Iran before calling it primitive and unsanitary. I know people on ATS tend to constantly badmouth countries that the US is having problems with, making posts about how they're inferior, but really...have a little resepect for your elders. Read up.

en.wikipedia.org...

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