Cholera outbreak in Syria poses further risk to the displaced population
Millions of Syrians are at risk of contracting cholera, warns CARE International. According to the Syrian Ministry of Health, 8 people have died and 900 suspected cases have been reported in at least five of the country’s 14 provinces in the past three weeks. Cholera, an acute infectious disease, is spread through eating contaminated food and drinking water. If not treated, it can quickly prove fatal.