(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Sanaa, Shawwal 7, 1438, Jul 1, 2017, SPA -- The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 1500 lives since April and is suspected of sickening 246,000 people.
According to AP, WHO representative in Yemen Dr. Nevio Zagaria said in a news conference in Sanaa on Saturday that the number of suspected cases in the country's second outbreak of cholera in six months has multiplied tenfold in the last two months.
The death toll rose from 1300 as announced two weeks ago by WHO, which put the number of suspected cases at 200,000 at the time.
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