"Vicious circle" of malnutrition and cholera in Yemen, as cases hit 500,000
14.08.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
A «vicious circle» of cholera being fuelled by malnutrition in war-torn Yemen, has seen the number of suspected cases of the deadly disease pass the half-a-million mark, UN Radio says referring to the
the World Health Organization (WHO) report.
As to the report, presently about 5,000 people are being infected every day, and nearly 2,000 have died since the outbreak began at the end of April.
The UN affirms what is now the world largest cholera outbreak was entirely preventable, but Yemen on-going conflict and collapsing health system has left millions vulnerable to the ravages of the water-borne disease.
It is to be admitted, WHO Spokesperson, Gregory Hartl, admits the disease has slowed significantly within some areas compared to peak levels, but was still spreading fast in newly-affected governorates.