Armenian Health Ministry denies rumors about cholera outbreak in Aragatsotn province
YEREVAN, September 18. /ARKA/. Armenia’s health ministry issued a statement today denying the allegation posted on one of Armenian websites of cholera outbreak in Aragatsotn province’s villages of Oshakan, Voskevaz and Voskehat.
The ministry’s press office reports that not a single cholera case has been recorded in Armenia since 1998.
Some 54 residents of the mentioned villages were taken to Ashtarak and Yerevan hospitals on August 28 and 29 with infective intestinal disease symptoms.
The examination of drinking water has shown that it was polluted. “Intense chlorination has immediately been started to kill the bacteria.”
Specialists toured households and explained people how they can avoid infection.
The epidemiologic study has showed that there was a single-time pollution of drinking water, and further examinations of water have found no bacteria here. ---0----