Cholera outbreak in Yemen suspected 460,000 effected: UN

By Aizbah Khan - Web Editor - BOL News

09th July, 2019

Cholera outbreak in Yemen suspected 460,000 effected: UN

Tuesday 09th July, 2019

The sharp rise in the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen, as more than 460,000 cases have been recorded so far this year.

According to United nation deputy spokesperson, Farhan Haq 705 apparent cholera deaths had been documented since January 2019, a dramatic increase from the 75 deaths reported in the same period last year.

Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out, he further added.

Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated.

It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholera.

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