May 17, 2022, 18:46

“Cholera Outbreak Possible in Mariupol due to Lack and Poor Quality of Water,” WHO

Dr. Dorit Nitzan, WHO European Region Health Emergencies Coordinator in charge of Ukraine, stated this during the briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“Occupied territories, especially Mariupol, with its partly renewed water supply, are in danger. According to the information we receive from NGOs, wastewater gets mixed with the potable water in Mariupol. It creates a risk of the spreading of many diseases, especially cholera. We take precautions—we prepare vaccines and cooperate with NGOs that can visit the city and support people,” she said.

Earlier, the WHO confirmed 226 attacks on Ukraine’s healthcare system, one-third of the cases worldwide.

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