25 Die Of Cholera Epidemic In Southern Yemen

ADEN, Nov 3 (NNN-SABA) – Around 25 people died of cholera and acute watery diarrhea, in Yemen’s southern port city of Lahj, during the past two months, a medical source said.

The source of Lahj’s Health Department, said that, “there is an increase in the death cases in Lahj, as a result of cholera and acute watery diarrhea, in recent months.”

He said that the emergency statistics at the Health Department of Lahj indicated that, nearly 4,500 people are affected with cholera, according to medical tests.

The cholera epidemic, largely hits rural areas and villages, in the southern province of Lahj, due to the lack of health care there.

The health sector has been badly affected by the war in Yemen, which allowed the spread of cholera and other infectious diseases.

Cholera in Yemen has set the world’s highest record with infection of over one million people and over 2,000 have been confirmed dead since 2017, according to WHO.– NNN-SABA