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WHO: Cholera Infections Exceed 650,000 Cases in Yemen

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that more than 650,000 people have been infected with cholera in Yemen since April 27.

WHO said in a report that it “652 thousand  and 542 cases of suspected cholera epidemic have been registered with 2066 deaths linked to the disease, in 22 of the 23 provinces, and 301 out of 333.”

The report clarified that “Al-Hodeidah province is at the first in the number of infected cases of the epidemic with more than 82 thousand cases, followed by Hajjah province with more than 73 thousand cases, while the capital Sanaa comes at the third rank with 70 thousand and 350 cases of suspected cholera” .

According to the case of deaths, Hajjah province is still at the first rank with 391 cases, followed by Ibb province , with 262 cases, while Al-Hodeidah province came at the third rank with 241.

According to the report ,Socotra (the southeastern island) is the only province that has not registered any outbreak for the epidemic.

Cholera is a disease that causes severe diarrhea that can kill the patient within hours if he is not treated well , and the children who malnourished under 5 years of age are at greater risk of infection.

UN says about 15 million people do not have access to adequate health care because health centers have been shut down and destroyed by US-KSA aggression’s warplanes.


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