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yemen: more than half a million people had cholera this year

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yemen: more than half a million people had cholera this year

more than half a million people in yemen are believed to have been infected with cholera since the start of this year amid the worst outbreak of the deadly water-borne disease ever recorded in a single year.the world health organization said monday that the total number of suspected cases has exceeded 500,000, and more than 2,000 people have died since the epidemic rapidly began to spread in april. while the overall nationwide caseload has slowed since early july, infections are still occurring at the alarming rate of about 5,000 people per day.deteriorating sanitation and hygiene conditions in the war-torn country, as well as chronic disruptions to water supply, have allowed for the rapid sp...