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    Stringent measures are being taken to prevent the spread of cholera, in Israel.

    At Lod airport--the?

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    Stringent measures are being taken to prevent the spread of cholera, in Israel.

    At Lod airport--the country's main air terminal--travellers entering and leaving the country are being checked and, if necessary, inoculated.

    Traffic across the Jordan river bridges between Jordan and Israeli-occupied territory is continuing more or less normally despite a crackdown by Israeli authorities on health regulations. Israel announced last week that all travellers crossing into Jordan and wishing to return later should produce certificates of inoculation against cholera before commencing their journey. They warned that those without such certificates would be sent home to get them.

    Israelis travelling abroad have been urged by the government to be inoculated against cholera before leaving the country. This follows 16 cases of cholera in the Jerusalem area in the last two weeks, and announcements by several countries that they would not accept travellers from Israel who had not been inoculated.

    SYNOPSIS: This is Lod airport in Israel--one of the focal points of the drive by Israeli authorities to prevent the spread of cholera. FIVE SECONDS). Travellers entering and leaving the country are being checked and, if necessary, being inoculated against the disease.

    Traffic across the Jordan river bridges between Jordan and Israeli-occupied territory is continuing more or less normally, despite a crackdown by Israeli authorities on health regulations. SECONDS). Israel announced last week that anyone crossing into Jordan and wishing to return later would have to produce a certificate of inoculation against cholera before starting their journey. Otherwise, they would be sent home to get one.

    This follows sixteen cases of cholera int he east Jerusalem area in the last two weeks.

    Precautions are being taken in the towns, too. Every morning, municipal health inspectors visit the markets and take samples of food being sold to the public. Not only fresh food is checked: Israeli inspectors also check out restaurants and sewerage systems.

    The samples are sent to the district laboratories of the Health department, for analysis. There, technicians and scientists make thorough checks to see if the vegetables and fruit are contaminated by cholera. If traces of the disease were found, urgent measures would be taken to check the source of supply. The Israelis feel precautionary measures will keep cholera at bay.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NWDDIIANP0OJG295ANQPWUZX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NWDDIIANP0OJG295ANQPWUZX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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