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Cholera Outbreak Feared in Syria's Future

A cholera outbreak is feared in coming months in Syria, where other waterborne diseases such as hepatitis A and typhoid are on the rise because of poor sanitation, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. The level of safe drinking water is about one-third of the amount that existed before the conflict erupted nearly five years ago, and supplies are cut off to punish civilians at times, WHO said. Syria recorded 31,460 cases of hepatitis A last year, and more than 1,000 cases have...

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