WHO: Speed of Yemen cholera outbreak unprecedented

Nearly 23,500 suspected cases of cholera have been registered in war-ravaged Yemen in the past three weeks, the World Health Organization said, as the death toll of the outbreak climbed to at least 242.

“The speed of the resurgence of this cholera epidemic is unprecedented,” Nevio Zagaria, WHO country representative for Yemen, told reporters in a conference call on Friday.

Zagaria warned that there could be as many as 250,000 cases in the country within six months.

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