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Cross-Border Cholera Monitoring
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Cross-Border Cholera Monitoring

No cases of cholera have been reported among pilgrims returning to Iran from the holy city of Karbala in Iraq, head of the Emergency Medical Service Amin Saberinia, said on Saturday. “Medical teams at the Mehran, Shalamcheh and Chazzabeh borders in southwestern Iran are monitoring the returnees for signs of dangerous communicable diseases, but so far have reported no cases,” he said allaying fears of the bacterial disease, ILNA reported. About 200 people have been transferred to hospitals from the medical tents along the Iran-Iraq border, but for reasons other than contagious diseases, he said. Nearly 1.5 million Iranian pilgrims attended the Arba’een mourning ceremonies on December 2 which marks the 40th day of Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Imam of Shia Muslims.

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