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WHO, Partners To Launch Vaccination Campaigns In Yemen, Northeastern Nigeria To Combat Cholera Outbreaks

Agence France-Presse: WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as cholera crisis deepens
“The World Health Organization on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year’s end…” (9/18).

Reuters: WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000
“The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down. The WHO is also trying to keep the lid on a flare-up in Nigeria while tackling many entrenched outbreaks in Africa and an epidemic in Haiti, where almost 10,000 people have died since 2010…” (Miles, 9/18).

VOA News: Urgent Action Under Way to Prevent Spread of Cholera in West Africa
“An emergency vaccination campaign is getting under way in northeastern Nigeria to prevent a deadly cholera outbreak from spreading to other countries. The World Health Organization reports the potentially devastating cholera situation is emerging in Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. During the past few months, it says 2,600 suspected cases of this fatal disease, including 48 deaths, have occurred in this former stronghold of Boko Haram…” (Schlein, 9/18).

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