June 8, 2017 / 9:57 AM / 4 months ago

Yemen cholera cases pass the 100,000 mark - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has risen to more than 100,000 since an outbreak began on April 27, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

A woman looks from behind bars of a hospital ward allocated for cholera-infected patients in Sanaa, Yemen May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

“To date, 101,820 suspected cholera cases and 789 deaths have been reported in 19 governorates,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said.

Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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