WHO says diphtheria infected over 1,300 people in Yemen

Author: APSat, 2018-03-17 03:00ID: 1521281005888516000CAIRO: The World Health Organization says a diphtheria outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread rapidly nationwide and infected more than 1,300 people.
WHO said in a statement that children and young adults account for almost 80 percent of cases and more than 70 people have died.
Diphtheria, first reported in Yemen in October last year, is a contagious and potentially fatal disease that primarily infects the throat and airways.
WHO said Friday a vaccination campaign targeting 2.7 Yemeni children has been completed in 11 governorates.
Main category: Middle-EastTags: YemenWHOWorld Health Organizationrelated_nodes: Yemeni government denies negotiations with the Houthi militiaMattis: Don’t restrict US support to Saudi-led forces in Yemen

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