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Death Toll of Cholera Rise to 1784 in Yemen : World Health

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July ,17 \NewNewss
The death toll of cholera in Yemen has risen to 1,784 since April, World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday.

A Yemeni infant suspected of being infected with cholera receives treatment at a hospital in Sana'a, June 13, 2017.

A Yemeni infant suspected of being infected with cholera receives treatment at a hospital in Sana’a, June 13, 2017.

It has documented more than 344,700 suspected cholera cases and 1,784 related deaths in 292 districts and 21 provinces in Yemen, the organization said in its Yemen office account on Twitter.

Oxfam, a charity, has announced the arrival of water and sanitation equipment to fight cholera in capital, Sanaa, which was shipped from UK earlier this month.

Yemenis infected with cholera wait for treatment at Sabaeen Hospital in Sanaa on June 13, 2017

Yemenis infected with cholera wait for treatment at Sabaeen Hospital in Sanaa

The aid includes water storage , faucets, handwashing dispensers, water purification and sterilization equipment, insecticide sprayers, pipes and other equipment. It will be distributed to the targeted governorates of Amran, Hajja, Hodeidah, Taiz and Aden.

Cholera is a disease that causes severe diarrhea that can kill patient within hours, if not treated urgently.

Cholera epidemic in Yemen has been severely affected by the deteriorating health and environmental situation in the country, which has been under attack by Saudi Arabia for more than two years.

 

By:

Lamees Al-atab

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