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Cholera Outbreak Grows In Yemen; Resurgence Of Disease Linked To Malnutrition, Conflict

CNN: Yemen cholera outbreak grows, with children bearing brunt
“A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen continues to spread at a rapid pace. Over 124,000 cases have been recorded as of Tuesday, with 923 people — a quarter of them children — dead in the current outbreak, the United Nations Children’s Fund said in a statement Tuesday…” (Scutti, 6/13).

Humanosphere: Global spread of cholera amid famine are symptoms of political collapse
“The world is witnessing a resurgence of cholera accompanying several hunger crises that threaten more than 20 million people in four countries. Some 100,000 people are estimated to be sick with the water-borne, often fatal bacterial disease in war-torn Yemen. Cholera outbreaks have also struck Nigeria, South Sudan, and Somalia in the past year…” (Murphy, 6/13).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cholera rages across Yemen, one child infected every minute: charity
“…Thousands of people could die in the coming months with up to 300,000 cases predicted [in Yemen], Save the Children said, adding that the infection rate had tripled in a fortnight. Two years of civil war, near-famine conditions, and a lack of access to clean water have exacerbated the spread of cholera…” (Batha, 6/13).

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