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Yemen’s cholera epidemic likely to intensify: WHO

World Health Organization says that rain season could lead to an upsurge in cholera cases in the war-torn country.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Yemen‘s cholera epidemic could escalate in the next couple of months.

Although the spread of the disease has been contained since its outbreak in 2016, expected rainfall in the coming months could lead to a surge in cholera cases, according to the UN agency.

“The real problem is we’re entering another phase of rainy seasons,” WHO’s deputy director for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Peter Salama, told reporters.

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