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 Post subject: IRAQ: Travel restrictions considered as cholera spreads
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IRAQ: Travel restrictions considered as cholera spreads

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The Iraqi government will impose travel restrictions in the country if more cases of cholera are confirmed after a warning by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the disease was spreading in Iraq.

"If we verify more cases of cholera in different areas of Iraq, we will impose travel restrictions to prevent a more serious outbreak. We have already been restricting the movement of food between provinces," said Lt-Col Seif Abdel-Karim, a senior official in the Ministry of Interior.

"Lorries are being checked as they travel from northern governorates to central and southern provinces and we have banned the movement of food over the next few days," he said.

The WHO says 616 new cases of cholera have been reported in the past week. Earlier it had said 1,500 people had succumbed to the disease in early September...


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