A lack of
clean drinking water in Iraq in 2007 has
led to an outbreak of cholera.
According to Dr. Ryadh Abdul Ameer, the director of the Basra
health ministry, basic water sterilization has become impossible in
some places due to restrictions on the availability of chlorine
for water sterilization.
According to the Associated Press, a shipment of 100,000 tons of
chlorine is held up at the Jordanian border because of government
restrictions on chlorine based on concerns that the chemical could
be used in explosives.
A total of 181 people were infected, with 10 deaths