Yemen fights back against cholera epidemic

Yemeni authorities have begun the removal of street vendor stalls, waste and stagnant water to fight a cholera epidemic that has killed over 1,700 people since the end of April. The campaign in Sanaa province also involved spraying pesticides on the streets. Cholera is a water-borne disease which spreads in areas with poor sanitation. Last week UN Aid chief Stephen O'Brien slammed the warring parties in Yemen and their international allies for fueling the deadly cholera outbreak: "Seven mil…
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