The World Health Organization has warned of an increase in cholera cases in 30 countries due to climate change.
The World Health Organization (WHO), announcing that cases of cholera have increased in 30 countries due to climate change, announced a rapid spread of the epidemic and an increase in the number of deaths. Philippe Barbosa, head of the WHO cholera investigation team, said the increase in the cholera epidemic was unprecedented and pointed out that the epidemics were bigger and deadlier than in previous years.
Noting an unprecedented cholera epidemic in 30 countries in Africa and Haiti, WHO announced a rapid increase in the number of cases.
The WHO reported that, on average, between 1.3 and 4 million cases of cholera are recorded annually worldwide, and from 21,000 to 143,000 deaths from cholera.
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Philippe Barbosa, head of the WHO Cholera and Diarrhea Research Group, said: “The increase in the cholera epidemic is completely unprecedented. We just don’t see epidemics anymore. These outbreaks are larger and deadlier than in previous years.” used phrases.
While stating that the increase in cases and deaths from the cholera epidemic has been observed after a decrease in the past few years, Barbosa noted that climate change has directly affected the increase in cases and deaths associated with this disease.
MSF also said there were cholera outbreaks in refugee camps in Lebanon, Somalia and Nigeria this year.
The WHO representative also explained that cholera is a disease clearly associated with poverty and vulnerability.
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