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Since our last report on the cholera outbreak in Lebanon, the total cumulative confirmed cases has risen to 34, as of October 14.

The death toll remains at one.





On October 5, Lebanese health authorities reported the first cholera case in the country since 1993.

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Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera is spread through contaminated food or water.

It usually takes 2-3 days for symptoms to appear after ingesting cholera bacteria, ranging from a few hours to 5 days.

Cholera can cause large amounts of watery diarrhea (described as a rice-water stool), nausea, and vomiting. Rapid loss of body fluids can lead to dehydration, shock, and even death.