UNICEF: 97 DEAD AS YEMEN CHOLERA OUTBREAK SPREADS

Aden – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced that 97 people in Yemen have died of cholera and severe diarrhea in recent days.

Yemen’s office said in a press release today that the latest statistics confirm that about 200 people have been infected with cholera in 14 Yemeni governorates and 6,000 cases of acute watery diarrhea have been recorded.

Yemeni medical sources said that the cholera epidemic is spreading frighteningly in half of the country’s provinces. More than 100 cases have recently been recorded in the governorates of Aden, Abyan, Shabwa, Taiz and al-Mahweet, south and north of the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that 51 people have died from cholera in Yemen and 2,750 have been infected, noting that 7.6 million people live in areas at risk of the spread of the epidemic. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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