Jordan purchases rapid cholera tests as preventative measure — Bilbeisi

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AMMAN — Adviser to the Prime Minister for Health Affairs Adel Al-Bilbeisi said on Saturday that Jordan had purchased supplies for rapid cholera tests some 10 days ago, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Bilbeisi stressed the importance of detecting and monitoring cases as a preventive measure.

Traditional cholera test results are issued between 48 and 72 hours, but rapid tests can detect the disease within 10 to 15 minutes, he said.

Jordan’s last cholera case was recorded in 1981, and since then, suspected cases are periodically tested for the disease.

Bilbeisi stressed that the number of suspected cases has been very low, and all suspects have been tested; hundreds of tests are conducted daily throughout the Kingdom.

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