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More Than 1,600 Dead In Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak, 276K Suspected Cases, WHO Reports

CNN: 276,000 potential cholera cases in Yemen, WHO reports
“…There have been 275,987 suspected cholera cases and 1,634 deaths from the illness between April 27 and July 5, the WHO said in a statement Wednesday. Children under the age of 15 make up 41 percent of these cases, and people older than 60 account for 33 percent of the deaths…” (Emanuel, 6/5).

NPR: Fight Against World’s Worst Cholera Outbreak Continues
“… Dr. Sherin Varkey joins us from the Yemeni capital of Sana’a. He is coordinating UNICEF’s response to the cholera outbreak…” (McEvers, 7/4).

Reuters: Yemen’s cholera death toll rises to 1,500: WHO
“The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic…” (Mukhashaf/Aboudi, 7/1).

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