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Cholera Epidemic in Jordan

July 13, 1981
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More than 225 people in Jordan have been hospitalized with cholera and five people have died as a result of the illness since the epidemic broke out last week. The first case of cholera was detected this weekend in the Kalandia refugee camp near Ramallah, but the 70-year-old Arab resident of the camp, who returned from a visit to Jordan last week, was reported today to be out of danger.

Israeli health authorities have warned both West Bank and Israel residents to take special precautions by washing the disinfecting fruit and vegetables from the West Bank and Gaza areas were organic fertilizers and drainage water are used for irrigation. At the same time, heads of health services in Judaea and Samaria met yesterday for an emergency session and set up special medical teams to curb the spread of the epidemic.

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