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WHO: Diphtheria mortality in Yemen rises to 72



The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that the death toll from diphtheria in Yemen has risen to 72 since August.

In a report, the United Nations organization reported that these cases were registered in 20 out of 23 provinces and 171 out of 333 districts.

The report said ''1193 cases of infection in those provinces''.

The report of the International Organization that Ibb and al Hodeida provinces are the most Yemeni provinces where the disease spreads.

More than a week ago, WHO reported 66 deaths and 1,100 infected cases.

The diphtheria disease is transmitted through a bacterium known as the Bronchodilator, mainly affecting the mouth, eyes, nose, and sometimes the skin. The incubation period extends from two to six days.

This disease spreads in Yemen in coincidence with the outbreak of Cholera Epidemic, since late April 2017, which resulted in the death of more than two thousand cases, and exceeded the cases of suspected disease million cases, according to previous reports of global health.
 



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