Daily Revolt

September 25, 2007

WHO: Cholera Outbreak in Iraq Spreading

At least al Qaeda is being defeated in Iraq. A few thousand deaths of civilians is a small price to pay for "victory." And we intend on winning, even if it means killing everyone off. Besides, if it hadn't been for the surge those people dying from cholera would be getting blown up, or worse:
A cholera outbreak in Iraq is spreading, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, with new cases confirmed in Baghdad, Basra and for the first time three northern districts.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 2,116, WHO said. Just a day earlier a WHO official put the number of confirmed cases at 1,652. Eleven people have died of the disease so far.

"It shows that people are moving, and when people are moving they are spreading cholera," said Claire-Lise Chaignat, a cholera expert at WHO.

The global health body estimates that more than 30,000 people have fallen ill with acute watery diarrhea, which may later be confirmed as cholera.

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