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WHO reports 64 deaths in one day in Yemen cholera outbreak

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Staff 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.
Yemen cholera outbreak
Outbreak   The death toll from cholera rose to 923
Since April 27, when the epidemic was announced, there were 124,002 suspected cases according to World Health Organization data released on Monday, almost 8,300 more than the figures announced by the agency on Sunday.

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.