February 06, 2023
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WHO expresses apprehension over spread of cholera

Date: 07/10/2022 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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The WHO expressed concern over the worldwide spread of cholera on September 30.

Saying that cholera broke out in 26 countries in nine months this year, it noted the infectious disease afflicted less than 20 countries on an annual average in the 2017-2021 period.

The mortality rate from cholera last year nearly trebled the previous ones, it said, largely attributing it to poverty, dispute and climate change.

In particular, flood, typhoon, drought and other disastrous abnormal weather conditions create environment favourable for the spread of cholera, it noted, warning that the situation would worsen if appropriate actions are not taken to prevent it.

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