A minireview of cholera outbreak in Lebanon - a rising public health concern

Berjaoui C., Al Akoum N., El Nouiri A., Khayat S., Abbass M., Al Mousawi A., ...More

Annals of Medicine and Surgery, vol.85, no.4, pp.879-883, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ms9.0000000000000293
  • Journal Name: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.879-883
  • Keywords: cholera, Lebanon, outbreak
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Cholera is a highly contagious illness that can cause severe, acute, watery diarrhea. The WHO and the Lebanese Ministry of Health announced on the 10 October 2022 the re-emergence of Cholera in Lebanon. Data was collected from the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon, the WHO, news announcements, as well as from online databases such as PubMed, Science Direct, news, conferences, and press releases on the current cholera outbreak. More than 669 confirmed cholera cases and 23 deaths have been reported in Lebanon up until 29 December 2022. The Ministry of Public Health is providing cooperation and support in containing the disease and covering the hospital and treatment expenses for cholera patients. This paper aims to study the epidemiology of cholera, focusing on the most recent cholera outbreak in Lebanon, and to suggest some recommendations that can be followed to fight off this outbreak.