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3 New Cases of Cholera Reported

Three new cases of cholera were discovered in the Jerusalem area today but Health Ministry spokesmen said there were no plans for a mass vaccination program in any part of the country. The latest to fall ill were a 55-year-old man from the Shilioah quarter, a 16-year-old girl from the Old City and a 30-year old woman from Abu Gosh village.

The first cholera case to be detected here since the 1970 outbreak was a 15-year-old boy from the Gaza Strip who had been living in the Old City. He was hospitalized Sunday. All the victims so far are Arabs.

Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Municipality accused the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) of refusing to let it improve sanitary conditions in the Shuafat refugee camp where the first cholera case apparently originated. The Municipality said it wanted to install a better sewage system but was blocked by UNRWA which administers the camp.