23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen in three weeks
 
, Posted on 19-May-2017


23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen in three weeks

Geneva : Nearly 23,500 suspected cases of cholera have been registered in war-ravaged Yemen in the past three weeks, including 242 deaths, The World Health Organization said Friday.

"The speed of the resurgence of this cholera epidemic is unprecedented," WHO country representative for Yemen Nevio Zagaria told reporters in a conference call, warning that there could be as many as 250,000 cases in the country within six months.

AFP


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