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Yemen cholera death toll mounts to 209 with 17,200 suspected cases: UNICEF

More than half the country's medical facilities are out of service as 2-year war continues

AFP/PTI  |  Sanaa 

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed 209 people in recent weeks with 17,200 suspected cases across the war-torn country, the United Nations children's agency said today. UNICEF's Yemen mission said that there had been an "alarming increase" in cholera-related deaths. The agency's Yemen spokesman Mohammed Al-Asaadi told AFP that 3,000 new suspected cholera cases a day were being reported. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday that 184 people had died of the disease since April 27, with 11,000 suspected cases across the country. Cholera ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 17:22 IST
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