MANAMA, 7th November, 2015 (WAM) — The Ministry of Health in Bahrain has announced that seven patients have been found to be infected with cholera, including a woman who was diagnosed in Kuwait.

Initially, 55 patients arriving from Iraq were suspected of being infected, but only seven were then diagnosed. All the patients have since recovered, the Ministry said.

Public Health Director, Dr. Mariam Al-Hajiri, said that specialists at the ministry are constantly updated on the latest developments about the cholera outbreak in Iraq as well as on the recommendations of the World Health Organisation, WHO, in relation to the disease, reported Bahrain News Agency, BNA.

Dr. Al-Hajiri also said that Bahrain is preparing a comprehensive plan of alertness for the disease in the country to ensure that all necessary preventative measures are taken.

Under the new plans, medical staff have been informed about ways to detect suspicious cases by providing them with basic information about the disease, as determined by the WHO, and reporting cases to the Public Health Directorate at the Ministry of Health.