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Still less than a month since the first cholera case was reported in Lebanon, the first such case in nearly thirty years, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) updated the situation on Saturday:


As of October 29, 1,409 cumulative (suspected and confirmed) cholera cases have been reported, which includes 381 confirmed cases.

Health officials put the death toll due to cholera at 17.

Serotype Vibrio Cholerae O1 El-Tor Ogawa was identified as the currently circulating cholera strain in Lebanon, similar to the one circulating in the region.

Nearly a half of suspected and confirmed cases are reported in children under the age of 15, while 26 percent are in children under the age of five.