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Updated On: Thursday, 22 March 2018
Development Issues

WHO Reports on Yemen

Content by: South-South News

28 December 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — The number of suspected cases of Cholera in war-torn Yemen has now passed the one million mark, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today at the United Nations in Geneva.

Speaking to reporters in Geneva, WHO’s spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said that ”the number of suspected Cholera cases in Yemen since late April 2017 just passed the number of one million: the precise number is 1.001,428 suspected cholera cases and 2,227 associated deaths”.

The weekly average of cases has decreased significantly over the last three months.

“WHO still supports dehydration treatment centres all over the country, and continues to collect the stool samples for lab testing, transporting samples to lab as well as continued surveillance and treatment.

WHO said that in Yemen, 99,7 % of people who become sick with suspected cholera and who are able to access health services are surviving

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