WHO says diphtheria infected over 1,300 people in Yemen

A Yemeni child receives a diphtheria vaccine at a health center. (AFP)
Updated 17 March 2018
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WHO says diphtheria infected over 1,300 people in Yemen

CAIRO: 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.


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