JERUSALEM (Aug. 31)
Israeli health authorities are trying to track down the source of a cholera outbreak which is spreading in the Jerusalem area. Three new cases were reported today, bringing the total for the past two weeks to 31. There have been no fatalities reported so far and one patient was discharged from the hospital Friday. The latest victims of the disease were two Jews from Jerusalem and an Arab from Hebron. A Ministry of Health official told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that they were “using our entire personnel” to try to pin-point the cholera source. He said every patient diagnosed to have the illness was questioned about his actions and whereabouts six days prior to the onset of symptoms. “We have reached some assumptions but we shall publish nothing until we are quite certain,” the official said.