BEIRUT — No new death due to cholera has been reported in Lebanon in 24 hours, marking the third consecutive day without any new fatalities as a result of the outbreak, according to a report from Health Ministry published Sunday morning.
The number of people who have died from this disease, which reappeared in Lebanon in early October, remains at 18. The total number of confirmed cases recorded in one month is 426 after the detection of 10 new contaminations in 24 hours.
Throughout Lebanon, 83 hospital beds are currently occupied by patients suffering from or suspected of having the disease.
Cholera manifests itself as acute diarrhea caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the Vibrio cholerae bacillus present in feces. But it can also be asymptomatic.