The World Health Organization announced an aggressive outbreak of cholera. The location of the outburst is Yemen. There are already 1,500 lives lost to this disease. Other 246,000 people might be in danger of getting sick. The Yemen population was already weakened by a civil war that lasted for two years. This condition might have accelerated the spread of the cholera outbreak.
The New Cholera Outbreak Started in April and Claimed 1,500 Lives Already
World Health Organization’s representative in Yemen, Nevio Zagaria, made some breaking news declaring that since an outbreak of cholera started in April, there are around 246,000 suspected cases. The death toll reached 1,500 for the moment. Unfortunately, the organization claimed that a quarter of these fatal cases are children.
This week, WHO announced the halfway mark at 218,798 cases. There is already an emergency mobilization that managed to fade out the impact of such a phenomenon two months since its beginnings. The health care state in this country is in a deplorable condition. Medical staff hasn’t received payment in over six months. On the other hand, WHO managed to keep an active group of paramedics, doctors, nurses, and cleaners through incentives only. This cholera network is working relentlessly to put an end to this event.
WHO Intends to Add 5,000 Treatment Beds for This National Health Crisis
The World Bank sent financial support to this mobilization. WHO managed to organize health centers with up to 60 beds for each one of them. Each of these points has its own staff of 14 medical workers overseeing the place in shifts. The organization wants to put at the disposal of the country 5,000 beds to mitigate the cholera outbreak only.
The most worrying aspect of this phenomenon is the speed with which this illness develops. There are almost 5,000 new suspect cases with each passing day. Children have the riskiest chances in front of this health threat. Representatives aim to open the country again to health solutions, commercial flights, and economic opportunities.
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