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12 More Cholera Cases in Israel; Total Now 28; No Mass Inoculations Given

Twelve more cholera cases were reported in the Jerusalem area over the week-end, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 28. But the Health Ministry so far has refrained from ordering mass inoculations. That policy was endorsed Friday by the Ministry’s epidemiological advisory committee. Fifteen persons. identified as cholera carriers although they do not manifest symptoms of the disease, have been hospitalized here for preventive treatment. The Ministry of Tourism reported today that tourists continue to arrive in Israel In large numbers despite reports of cholera. Italian airliners landing at Lydda Airport are being fumigated on orders from the Italian Ministry of Health. All persons leaving Israel are being inoculated prior to their departure although not all countries have made the procedure mandatory. On Friday, Israeli health officials reported that the first Jew to be stricken in the current outbreak, a postal employee Itzhak Mizrahl, was scheduled for discharge from the hospital that day.

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