Iraq warning about deadly cholera outbreak in northern Iraq

Health officials in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region are warning of a cholera outbreak after several people were reported to have died in Sulaimaniyah and Erbil provinces.

Experts say that vegetables irrigated by sewage water, increasingly common due to the shortage of water in the Tigris and Euphrates, are behind the outbreak.

Concerns are growing that a significant outbreak of the disease could put additional pressure on a national health system that is already over-stretched.

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Baghdad.

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