Iraq: Deadly Cholera 'Attack' ...
As if Iraq wasn't already (as near as damn it), a living hell on earth for each and every one of the the sorry souls presently sinking fast in the quagmire that country's become -- no matter which side, nor whatever cause said sorry souls are fighting for. Eh?
Remind us again, if you can, what was it that Donald Rumsfeld once (so sneeringly), said "happens"?
No matter, now. It's not important, now.
But believe us, this is something that is important now. As a matter of fact, this is a matter of life and death. Quite literally. Yet another one.
Deadly cholera outbreak in Iraq(snip)
An outbreak of cholera in two northern Iraqi provinces has killed eight people and infected 80 others, the Kurdistan Regional Government has said.
Kurdish Health Minister Zeryan Othman said local health authorities were also treating 4,250 suspected cases of the disease in Sulaimaniya and Tamim.
A report by the UK-based charity, Oxfam, and the NGO Co-ordination Committee in Iraq (NCCI) last month warned that 70% of Iraq's population did not have adequate water supplies and that only 20% had access to effective sanitation.(snip)
The minister said 2,350 people were also suffering from diarrhoea in Sulaimaniya and a further 2,000 in Tamim.Read the relevant report from the BBC.
Weapons of mass destruction, anyone? Invisible insurgents? Enemies within? Maybe even elephants in living rooms, eh?