Yemen could witness 300,000 cases of cholera within six months and an “extremely high” number of deaths, the World Health Organization said on Friday, Reuters reported.
“We need to expect something that could go up to 200,000-250,000 cases over the next six months, in addition to the 50,000 cases that have already occurred,” Nevio Zagaria. WHO Yemen representative, told reporters in Geneva by phone.
The epidemic began in October 2016 and grew until December.
“The speed of the resurgence of the cholera epidemic is unprecedented (for Yemen).”
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