Ajloun, Jerash outbreak under control — ministry

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health on Wednesday said that the spread of a bacteria called Shigella and thought to be the cause of infections in Jerash and Ajloun, was under control, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

The ministry said that all water tanks in all schools in the Kingdom would be examined.

The Assistant Secretary-General for Primary Health Care at the Ministry of Health Ghazi Sharkas, said that monitoring teams had noticed some mistakes in dealing with water and food, calling on people to only take water from licensed water stations.

He added in a statement to Al-Mamlaka TV: “We noticed waste was thrown in Zarqa river, and we advise the citizens to avoid swimming in it, and to deal with licensed resorts only.”

Sharkas added that the total number of cases in Jerash had reached 86, four of which were still in the hospital.

Students from a number of schools in the governorates of Jerash and Ajloun returned to face-to-face education on Wednesday, after schools were suspended two days due to infections thought to be caused by a bacteria called Shigella.

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