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Yemen Cholera outbreak hits 300,000
    2017-July-12  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A CHOLERA outbreak in Yemen has now surpassed 300,000 suspected cases, the Red Cross said Monday as the war-torn country reels from disease as well as the threat of famine.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the cholera epidemic “continues to spiral out of control” since it erupted in April.

“Today, over 300,000 people are suspected to be ill. More than 1,600 have died,” it said in a Twitter post.

ICRC regional director Robert Mardini said about 7,000 new cholera cases were being recorded daily in the capital Sanaa and three other areas.

The collapse of Yemen’s infrastructure after more than two years of war between the Saudi-backed government and Shiite rebels who control Sanaa has made for a “perfect storm for cholera,” according to the World Health Organization.

Although the disease is easily treatable, doing so in Yemen has proved particularly difficult. The war has left less than half of the country’s medical facilities functional.

The battle against cholera has caused aid groups to pull resources away from fighting malnutrition among Yemen’s war-weary people, raising the risk of famine as they struggle to find funds, a U.N. official warned last week.(SD-Agencies)

 

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