Nearly 200,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in war-torn Yemen in the first nine months of 2020 alone, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The remarkable number, which remains high, marks a 72 per cent drop from 2019.WHO attributed the fall in reported cases to its efforts in supporting water treatment in the country.
During the first 9 months of 2020, 197,377 suspected #cholera cases were reported in #Yemen, a 72% decrease comp. to the same period of 2019. WHO's contributed to making this happen, incl. through supporting building& equipping Diarrhea Treatment Centres like recently in #Hajjah. pic.twitter.com/6zI5xdZCbd
— WHO Yemen (@WHOYemen) October 14, 2020
The outbreak of the waterborne infectious disease, which can be fatal, was detected in Yemen in 2016. Some 48 people died of the illness in August alone.