Yemen: Diphtheria outbreak 'symptoms of collapsed health system'


A Yemeni child suffering from diphtheria receives treatment at a hospital in the capital Sanaa on November 22, 2017. / AFP / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

Since the disease was first detected six months ago, around 1,300 people have been infected and more than 70 have died.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is racing to vaccinate people in Yemen against a rapidly spreading outbreak of diphtheria.

Around 1,300 people have been infected and more than 70 have died since the disease was first detected six months ago.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/yemen-diphtheria-outbreak-symptoms-collapsed-health-system-180318100611173.html

(c) 2018 Al Jeezera

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