The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a sharp increase in cholera cases worldwide compared to last year. Since the beginning of 2023, the number of people infected with this disease has exceeded 582 thousand people, and the number of deaths has been more than 4.5 thousand people.
“In 2023, the number of cholera cases significantly exceeded last year’s figures. By September 15, 582,219 cases and 4,543 deaths had been recorded,” the WHO fact sheet noted.blockquote
The organization recalled that in 2022, 472,697 cases of cholera were reported worldwide, while in 2021 the figure was 223,370.
In light of the large number of outbreaks, their geographic spread, and the lack of vaccines and other resources, WHO continues to assess the global risk as very high. The organization calls for enhanced control and prevention measures for cholera in different parts of the world to prevent its further spread and deaths.
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