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Yemen’s Cholera Epidemic Now Largest In Modern History, Result Of War

FRONTLINE: How Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Became the Fastest Growing in Modern History
“…At last count on October 11, the World Health Organization reported that there have been more than 822,000 suspected cases of cholera and 2,160 cholera-related deaths since the end of April, when the outbreak emerged. … What’s especially troubling, experts say, is that the outbreak was entirely man-made — the result of the violence that erupted in 2014 when the Houthis, a rebel group from the north of Yemen, seized the capital of Sanaa…” (Einbinder, 10/18).

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