Israel detects the cholera contamination and is likely to have been transmitted from Syria

The Israeli health ministry revealed on Friday that authorities had detected the cholera bacterium in a reservoir of water in the north of the country, probably due to its transmission from neighboring Syria.

A ministry spokesperson said the detection of bacteria posed no danger to the public at this point, adding that the authorities have taken steps to “protect Israel’s water resources” and regularly monitor any potential water contamination, especially in the north. , according to Reuters.

used in irrigation

He also added in a note: “In the samples taken by the Ministry of Health in recent days, i test showed that a sample from the Yarmokim basin in the north of the country was contaminated with cholera “, noting that” the origin of the bacteria is likely to be Syria, given that the epidemic has spread there “.

According to the Israel Jordan Valley Water Association, the polluted water from the reservoir is used for irrigation.

severe diarrhea and dehydration

Interestingly, the first case of the latest cholera epidemic in Syria was confirmed in August, according to data from the World Health Organization. The disease has since spread in all of Syria and reached Lebanon last month.

Cholera usually spreads due to contamination of water, food, or sewage. The disease can cause severe diarrhea and dehydration which can lead to death if left untreated.

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