Suspected diphtheria cases in Yemen near 500 -WHO

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from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 04 Jan 2018 View Original

The spread of diphtheria - which can be prevented by vaccine - compounds widespread hunger and one of the worst cholera outbreaks ever recorded

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - At least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began in mid-August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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