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Emergency Cholera Vaccine Supply Set To Arrive Soon In Yemen; Death Toll Reaches Nearly 1,150

IRIN: Exclusive: Largest ever stock of cholera vaccine headed for Yemen
“One million doses of an emergency oral cholera vaccine from a global stockpile have been approved for urgent use in Yemen, IRIN has learnt. It is the largest quantity ever deployed at once and is intended to help combat a deadly outbreak sweeping across the war-torn country. At the latest count, there were 167,000 cases and 1,146 deaths in Yemen, equating to a death every hour by the Vibrio cholerae bacteria…” (Stewart, 6/20).

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