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Diphtheria claims 48 lives in Yemen within last two months says WHO

SHAFAQNA - Diphtheria has claimed 48 lives in Yemen within the last two months, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report issued Thursday. The report states that diphtheria-related deaths had been recorded in 19 out of Yemen’s…

Yemen diphtheria cases rising amid dire vaccine shortage: WHO

SHAFAQNA - Twenty-two people have died of suspected diphtheria in conflict-ravaged Yemen, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning that a port and airport blockade had created a dire shortage of vaccines. The WHO said it had so…