• Short Summary

    Lebanese Health authorities were carrying out a programme of vaccination of people in Beirut on Wednesday (19 August) and other parts of the country to counter the possibility of a cholera epidemic.

  • Description

    Lebanese Health authorities were carrying out a programme of vaccination of people in Beirut on Wednesday (19 August) and other parts of the country to counter the possibility of a cholera epidemic.

    The emergency precautions follow reports of at least 12 cholera cases in the country. The cholera outbreak in Lebanon follows cases in Syria, Southern Russian and Egypt.

    The Lebanese Health Minister, Habib Mutran, appealed to the population to get inoculated but said there was no need to panic as the disease was of a minor type.

    The cholera situation was discussed at "Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA38AGB59V09RTQ7Y407QJWX6ZE
    Media URN:
    VLVA38AGB59V09RTQ7Y407QJWX6ZE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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