The World Health Organization makes statements about cholera in the world

October 5, 2022 21:03

The World Health Organization said today, Wednesday, that the number of cholera outbreaks has increased around the world this year.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 27 countries declared cholera outbreaks during the first nine months of the year.
He pointed out that more than 10,000 cholera cases have been recorded in Syria alone in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, Haiti has been cholera-free for three years.
The World Health Organization did not comment on the estimate of the number of infections worldwide.
In Haiti, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the number of deaths from a cholera outbreak could be “much higher” than reported and expected cases will rise.
And this country, mired in crises, announced the deaths of at least seven people from cholera on Sunday, raising fears about the spread of the disease, nearly three years after the last confirmed case was recorded.
Malawi’s health minister, Kumbisi Khombiz Chibunda, said on Tuesday that the cholera has spread to 22 of Malawi’s 28 provinces, killing 110 people and infecting 3,891 people since the first case was registered in March.
In mid-September, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention said it had recorded about 40,000 cholera cases in a month.
Tedros described this development as worrying, as the problem is not limited to the increase in the number of cases of the disease, but because the number of deaths is increasing.
He said the death rate this year is three times higher than in the past five years, noting that cholera is spreading in places suffering from poverty and conflict, and in places where people are struggling to cope with the effects of climate change. offer.

Source: agencies