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Iraq Facing Cholera Outbreak as Public Services Deteriorate

Iraq is experiencing a marked increase in the number of cases of cholera, due to poor sanitation, unclean drinking water and the country's deteriorating electricity network. Public service messages explain to Iraqis the dangers of cholera, how it is spread, and what its symptoms look like. Iraqi officials report over 120 cases of cholera in recent days in the capital Baghdad, nearby Abu Ghreib, and Najaf. Dr. Mekki Baribar, head of the department of infectious diseases in Diwaniya...

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