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The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm about the high incidence of cholera in the world

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The World Health Organization has announced that the risk of a global cholera outbreak is “very high” as 18 countries continue to report new infections since the beginning of the month and infections are expected to rise in the coming months.

In a Saturday bulletin, the organization said: “Since December 16, 2022, when the world’s first review of cholera was published, the situation in the world has worsened.”

“Given the current situation, including the increase in the number of outbreaks and their geographical expansion, as well as the lack of vaccines and other resources, WHO assesses the risk at a global level as very high,” she added.

The organization said that many countries are “reporting higher death rates than in previous years.”

In 2021, deaths averaged 1.9% globally and 2.9% in Africa, representing a “significant excess” of less than 1% and “the highest recorded in more than a decade”, while a similar trend observed in 2022 and 2023. to health. Globalism.

Source: TASS

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