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NATIONS RUSH SERUM TO CAIRO EGYPT'S HEALTH MINISTER CLAIMS CHOLERA EPIDEMIC CONTROLLED

PAGE 4 ~ THE CYPRIOT ___OCTOBER 1, 1947 NATIONS RUSH SERUM TO CAIRO EGYPT’S HEALTH MINISTER CLAIMS CHOLERA EPIDEMIC CONTROLLED Feartul of the many main communications, the nations are rushing serum and va ccines by plane from every available coasequences should cholera spread in Egypt, source. Meanwhile the Egyptian Ministry of Health claims that the situation is! well in hand, and that all danger will be over within a matter of days, Dr. Negib Iskandar, Egvpt’s Ministee of Public Health, said in Cairo today that the latest. cholera figures , showed a dropof early Sfty per cent in the number of suspected cases, proving that the situation . is now well in bacd. He declered that “accord- ing to international law Cairo cannot re considered an effected area’? because all amepected cholera cases in Cairo had proved to be nega- ’ tves SERUM DODGERS THE DANGER ‘* Be only positive cases, aided Iskandar Pasha, were ‘persons escaping through the “sanitary cordon’ in the infected areas. Referring to the figures of cholera cases given in the istry’s nightly com- i Iskandar Pasha said: “We can. saicly say ‘ that 60. ger cent of the suspect casts are not cho- lera:”* . Britain, the U. S., France, Italy, ’S. Africa, bes od ch and Iraq all sent cholera serum to Egypt thie week to help in the drive to jancainte the entire popu: lation. oe Deere i ee | junction of so —|