The World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) yesterday said a large increase in cholera activity has been under way in Yemen since the first of the year.
The outbreak comes 2 years after the country experienced the world’s largest cholera outbreak ever recorded, an event that sickened more than 1 million people.
As of Mar 17, nearly 109,000 cases of watery diarrhea and suspected cholera have been reported in Yemen, along with 190 related deaths. The WHO said about a third of the illnesses are in children younger than 5.
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Mar 26 WHO EMRO statement
Mar 27 MSF statement