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‘Drastic’ Increase In Cholera Incidence In War-Hit Yemen, MSF Warns

Associated Press: Aid group sees ‘drastic’ cholera increase in war-torn Yemen
“Doctors Without Borders says it has recorded a ‘drastic increase’ in cholera cases in war-torn Yemen. The international medical charity, known by its French acronym MSF, says its teams have seen at least 780 patients since late March…” (5/10).

New York Times: Cholera Compounds Suffering in a Yemen Torn by War
“… ‘We are very concerned that the disease will continue to spread and become out of control,’ Shinjiro Murata, the head of the Yemen mission for Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement. … The danger of a cholera epidemic in Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, has been greatly amplified by what amounts to a collapse in the public health system because of the two-year-old war between Houthi insurgents and the government, which is backed by Saudi Arabia…” (Gladstone, 5/9).

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