13 new cases of cholera have been registered in Iraq. Most of which have come from Kurdistan. This information was given by the Health Ministry there. 13 cases of cholera were reported on Sunday.
According to a ministry statement, 10 of the 13 cases were found in the Kurdish province of Sulaymaniyah, one in Kirkuk province and two in al-Muthanna.
The ministry urged citizens to pay attention to personal hygiene. The officials have appealed to the people to use clean water for drinking and cooking.
The head of the health department of Sulaimaniyah province, Saba Havarami, said about 4,000 people in the city were admitted to hospitals last week after complaining of diarrhea and vomiting.
Cholera is a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea and loss of water in the body If not treated, death can also occur.