Widespread spread of epidemics and viral diseases in the Houthi-Thai areas

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(Aden Al-Ghad) Consequences.

A recent report stated that the Houthi-controlled areas of Taiz Governorate are suffering from a widespread outbreak of epidemics and diseases that can be prevented by vaccination.

A joint report issued by the Health Cluster and the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that a total of 1,317 cases of cholera/acute watery diarrhoea, whooping cough, seasonal influenza, dengue and diphtheria were recorded, with 8 deaths related to these. diseases registered during the period. Between January and October 2023.

The report stated that the total number of cases of cholera/acute watery diarrhea (AWD) reached 743 cases, most of which were in the districts of Maqbana and Haifan, while 487 cases of whooping cough epidemic were recorded, most of which were in the districts of Khadir and Al-Ta’iziya, including 14 cases in the last week. From last October.

He pointed out that the same period covered by the report witnessed the monitoring of 32 cases of seasonal influenza (SARI), 26 cases of diphtheria, with 8 deaths related to the disease, in addition to 29 cases of dengue, the majority of cases. were reported in Haifan and Khadir districts.

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