1998 - Cholera in Russian Federation
23 October 1998
\nDisease Outbreak Reported
Eight cases were reported in an outbreak of cholera in the southern part of the Republic of Dagestan during the first half of October. Vibrio cholerae EL Tor, Ogawa has been identified as the causative organism. No new cases have been reported.
The outbreak may have been the result of contaminated water supplies. The Ministry of Health has taken the necessary measures to control the outbreak.