The Euphrates Post has documented more than 10 deaths in the SDF-controlled rural areas of Deir Ezzor because of the spread of cholera in the past few days.
According to information obtained from identical sources, cholera began to erupt in the Sfira camp under the western suburb of Deir Ezzor, which medical sources, who asked not to be named, reported more than 10 cases.
According to the same sources, water is the expected cause of the spread of the disease, because it is transported by tanks previously used to transport oil, However, it was contracted by the “early intervention” organization operating in these camps, indicating the existence of cases of corruption and deliberate neglect of the health of its inhabitants.
In the same context, the “Euphrates Post” documented eight deaths in the camp of AL-Zgaair village, medical sources in turn indicate that suspected cholera is the cause of the deaths of displaced persons,
Because of the presence of symptoms before the death and the most important “diarrhea” (associated with the presence of blood).
The same sources expressed concern about the outbreak of the disease even outside the camps, because of the lack of water sterilization adequately in most areas where the ISIS was expelled recently,The people often resort to tanks to meet their water needs, although their origin is uncertain, whether or not suitable for human consumption.
It is reported that dozens of camps are being deployed within villages under the control of the SDF in Deir Ez-Zour countryside, whose residents suffer from difficult living conditions and almost nonexistent services.
Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by bacterial bacilli. The most prominent signs are acute diarrhea, severe vomiting and muscle cramps. These symptoms persist for six to five days from the beginning of an individual’s infection with bacteria.
The disease can be mild, widespread, or epidemic, hygiene is an important component of prevention, as well as a vaccine.
Severe cholera infection results in serious loss of fluids and salts, resulting in death within a few hours.
Precise diagnosis is not a condition for the treatment of cholera patients, because the priority in treating any severe diarrhea is to replace lost fluids and salts and to give the appropriate antibiotic when needed.
The disease spreads in areas where sewage is not treated or where the population is provided with insufficiently treated drinking water.