Vietnam: Cholera Found in Northern Part of Country

7 Apr 2008 by Local Press Report
Vietnam, HANOI

— Cholera was identified in eight northern localities in Vietnam last month. Cholera bacteria have been found in the water of some rivers and ponds in Hanoi, Ha Tay and Thanh Hoa, as well as in raw vegetables, according to the Ministry of Health. Hanoi was hardest hit by an acute diarrhea outbreak, of which about a third of cases were caused by cholera, the ministry said. Other affected areas include Hai Phong city and the provinces of Ha Tay, Bac Ninh, Thanh Hoa, Phu Tho, Bac Giang and Nam Dinh. Source: Xinhua (China)

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