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Health during Hajj

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SHAFAQNA - Science mag | by Ziad A. Memish : Starting from 19 August, Saudi Arabia will host people from over 180 countries for 5 days for Hajj, the world's largest annual religious pilgrimage. Associated with this mass transnational movement…

Yemen risks new cholera outbreak as rainy season begins

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SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s rainy season will likely trigger another wave of cholera, putting millions at risk in the war-torn country, which is still reeling from one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the killer disease, scientists warned on Thursday. Experts…

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit 1 million: ICRC

SHAFAQNA - The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit 1 million, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, as war has left more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to…

Millions in Yemen at risk of cholera as clean water supplies run low

SHAFAQNA - Millions of people in Yemen are days away from losing clean running water - sparking concerns there could be another spike in the country's cholera epidemic, a charity has warned. Eight million people will be affected as fuel runs…

Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills 2,150, sickens 820,000 people: UN

SHAFAQNA - The cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is the largest single-year cholera outbreak ever on record, said a UN spokesman on Friday in announcing more than 2,150 associated deaths since April. "Over 820,000 suspected cholera cases…

Yemen Cholera Worst on Record and Numbers Still Rising

SHAFAQNA- Massive aid effort and cease-fire needed as rainy season approaches. The number of people with cholera in Yemen is now the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year, Oxfam said today. At over 360,000 suspected cholera…

Yemen cholera worst on record, numbers still rising: Oxfam

SHAFAQNA - The number of people with cholera in Yemen is now the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year since records began, Oxfam said today. At over 360,000 suspected cholera cases in just three months since the outbreak started,…

Cholera death toll in Yemen rises to 1500: WHO

SHAFAQNA - The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 1500 lives since April and is suspected of sickening 246,000 people. WHO representative in Yemen Dr. Nevio Zagaria said in a news conference…

Saudi warplanes hit Yemen's cholera treatment center

SHAFAQNA - As Yemen is struggling with a cholera epidemic, Saudi warplanes have reportedly stricken a health center treating cholera patients in the impoverished country’s extreme northwest. The attack killed and injured a number of people…

Cholera death toll rises to 471 in Yemen: WHO

SHAFAQNA - The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll of a cholera epidemic in Yemen has passed 470, as the impoverished Arab country continues to be targeted by military aggression launched by its northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia. According…

WHO: "Speed of Yemen cholera outbreak unprecedented amid Saudi aggression"

SHAFAQNA - The World Health Organization says the death toll since the outbreak of cholera in Yemen has climbed to at least 242 amid an ongoing brutal Saudi-led aggression on the impoverished country. Additionally, there are nearly 23,500 suspected…

State of emergency over Cholera Outbreak In Sanaa, Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Yemen's Resistance government declared a state of emergency over a sudden outbreak of cholera in the capital, Sana'a. The health ministry said in a statement it was “unable to contain this disaster” and appealed for international…

Cholera has claimed 115 lives in Yemen since April 27: ICRC

SHAFAQNA - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says cholera has claimed the lives of at least 115 people in Yemen and left thousands of others ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients in the conflict-plagued…

Shafaqna speaks to Press TV on Yemen's cholera outbreak

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations says suspected cholera cases have risen into the thousands in Yemen, less than a month since the outbreak of the disease. The UN says there’s now seven-thousand-seven hundred suspected cases in a dozen govern-orates…

Cholera outbreak in Iraq spreads to neighboring countries: UNICEF

SHAFAQNA - A severe cholera outbreak in war-torn Iraq has now spread to neighboring Syria, Kuwait, and Bahrain,Reuters reports. The news comes from UNICEF Iraq director, Peter Hawkins, who told media that "Kuwait, Bahrain and Syria have…