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242 die in three weeks due to cholera outbreak in Yemen

WHO warned there could be over 2 lakh cases in the country within six months

AFP | PTI  |  Geneva 

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Nearly 23,500 suspected cases of have been registered in war-ravaged in the past three weeks, including 242 deaths, The said on Friday.

"The speed of the resurgence of this epidemic is unprecedented," country representative for Nevio Zagaria told reporters in a conference call, warning that there could be as many as 2,50,000 cases in the country within six months.

First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 23:35 IST