WHO reports 64 deaths in one day in Yemen cholera outbreakStaff Writer | June 13, 2017
The death toll from cholera rose to 923 in Yemen, with 64 fatalities in just one day, the United Nations health agency reported on Monday.
Outbreak The death toll from cholera rose to 923
More than half of the cases are in the province of Sana’a, where the Yemeni capital is located, followed by Hodeidah and Amran.
The Arab country’s health infrastructure has been severely weakened by the war which erupted in late 2014, while access to potable water is also very difficult.
The war has also put the country on the verge of famine, a situation that can aggravate the danger of cholera because the outcome is usually more critical for malnourished people. ■