WHO: 197,377 suspected cholera cases reported in Yemen

WHO: 197,377 suspected cholera cases reported in Yemen

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday that about 200,000 suspected cases of cholera have been recorded in Yemen during the first nine months of 2020.

The organization said, in a tweet on Twitter, that 197,377 suspected cholera cases were reported in Yemen.

This figure indicates a decrease in the number of cases of the epidemic by 72% compared to the same period in 2019, the organization added, noting that it contributed to achieving this decline, by supporting the construction and equipping of diarrhea treatment centers in a number of regions.

Yemen suffers from a severe deterioration in the health sector as a result of the ongoing war launched by Saudi-led coalition for six years, which has led to the closure of half of the medical facilities in the country, making many residents vulnerable to epidemics and diseases.

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