First Cholera Fatality on West Bank

The first death from cholera in the current outbreak in Jordan was reported from the West Bank today. A 60-year-old resident of the Kalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem died in a Jerusalem hospital today. He first showed signs of the illness over a week ago, after returning from a visit to Jordan. Health Ministry sources said three other cases had been identified on the West Bank. All had been in contact with people recently in Jordan. Travellers arriving in the area from Jordan say the cholera outbreak there is “more than four times the official figure of 600 cases reported in Amman.”

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