Cholera outbreak in Yemen claims 9, including children

FNA – As many as nine people, including seven children, died from cholera in Yemen, according to Youssef Hadiri, the spokesman for the Health Ministry in Sana’a.

“The number of deaths caused by cholera totaled nine, five of [the dead] are female and four are male, with seven victims being children,” Hadiri wrote in a tweet, Yemen News reported.

In late August, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general, said that the organization had vaccinated nearly 400,000 people in Yemen, however, the concerns about the possible emergence of another cholera epidemic remained.

According to the UN information, over 2,300 deaths from cholera have been registered in Yemen since April 2017.