Major Cholera Spike Feared in Yemen As Agencies Struggle To Reach Infected People

19 Apr 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
OXFORD, United Kingdom

Aid agencies in Yemen reported this week that they are unable to reach at least 40,000 people that are suspected to have cholera. Citing continued fighting, checkpoint and permit restrictions on access to remote areas, the agencies now fear that the country could experience the world’s worst outbreak, exceeding rates of cholera that occurred in 2017. The onset of the rainy season will lead to flooding and water contamination that will exacerbate the current situation.International aid agency Oxfam estimated, April 18, that about 195,000 have contracted cholera so far this year and that 38,000 are in districts that are hard to reach...

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