Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Cholera outbreak south of Baghdad.

By Amanda Terkel on September 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm

"Cholera outbreak south of Baghdad."

Share:

google plus icon

Cholera — a “gastrointestinal disease typically spread by drinking contaminated water” — has broken out in a province south of Baghdad. At least 20 cases have been reported, although local authorities “insist the real figure is much higher and have complained that the government in Baghdad has been slow in responding to the outbreak.” According to a March poll, only 38 percent of Iraqis rate the availability of clean water as “good.”

Tags:

‹ PREVIOUS
Flashback: In 2006 Debate, Palin Supported ‘Bridge To Nowhere’-Related Earmark

NEXT ›
Lies To Nowhere: The McCain Campaign’s Inaccuracies On Palin’s Bridge To Nowhere Support

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.