Cholera kills over 1000 Yemenis in last two months

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 15:47 hrs

[Yemen], June 20 (ANI): A cholera epidemic has claimed over a thousand lives in Yemen since late April, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO's Yemen office said in a statement on Monday that over 166,976 suspected cases of cholera have been registered in the country since April 27 while some 1,146 have died of it.

The northwestern Hajjah province has recorded the highest number of deaths from the disease with 195 fatalities., reports Anadolu news.

The UN agency earlier warned that the three-year fighting in Yemen had destroyed the country's health sector, making it difficult to deal with the epidemic.

Yemen has remained in a state of civil war since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital Sanaa. (ANI)



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