Cholera kills 923, infects 124,000 people in Yemen‏

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اليمن العربي

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to claim 923 lives and the disease has infected 124,000 people, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Monday.

The figures are now higher than the previous numbers provided by the World Health Organization.  The WHO said on Friday that cholera killed almost 800 lives and was suspected of sickening about 100,000 people.

The WHO said the number of suspected cholera cases had risen to 101,820 with 791 deaths as of June 7. In a joint statement with UNICEF, it said that children under the age of 15 account for 46 percent of the cases.