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UK and US play 'crucial role' in creating conditions for spread of cholera in Yemen, say researchers

12:29 EDT 19 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

UK and US play 'crucial role' in creating conditions for spread of cholera in Yemen, say researchersBritain and the US have played “a crucial role” in creating conditions conducive to the catastrophic spread of cholera in Yemen, according to authors of a letter published in The Lancet. An analysis by the researchers at London’s Queen Mary University, found that eight of ten of Yemen’s cholera deaths occur in rebel-controlled areas. Combining the latest data from the World Health Organisation and mapping that on to areas under government and revel control, the three researchers found the cholera outbreak was disproportionately affecting areas controlled by Houthi rebels.


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