Cholera Epidemic

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Published Thursday, November 9, 2017

The cholera epidemic in Yemen has become the largest and fastest-spreading outbreak of the disease in modern history, with a million cases expected by the end of the year and at least 600,000 children likely to be affected.

The World Health Organization has reported more than 815,000 suspected cases of the disease in Yemen and 2,156 deaths. About 4,000 suspected cases are being reported daily, more than half of which are among children under 18. Children under five account for a quarter of all cases.


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The spread of the outbreak, which has quickly surpassed Haiti as the biggest since modern records began in 1949, has been exacerbated by hunger and malnutrition. While there were 815,000 cases of cholera in Haiti between 2010 and 2017, Yemen has exceeded that number in just six months.
Source: DORRIS

Cholera Epidemic Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1000 km.
Alert Level: Red
Category: Health
Response: Avoid
Severity: Avoid
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Avoid

Killed: 2156
Injured: 800700
Affected: 1000000

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