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Waterborne diseases, like typhoid fever and cholera, are extremely dangerous — but they're not transmitted by rain drops.
Now, Team Rubicon has 80,000 volunteers across the country and has helped people rebuild after 250 disasters – wildfires and tornadoes, flash floods and mudslides, even epidemiological outbreaks such as cholera.
The United Nations has characterized Yemen as the world’s most dire humanitarian crisis, with millions of people in need of nutrition and millions more suffering from disease, including a major cholera outbreak.
More than 5,000 people have died, and the World Health Organization reports more than a million suspected cases of cholera.
And there was still the possibility of some devastating epidemic as cholera running unchecked through the population.
The number of new cholera cases has declined for the last eight weeks, Sherin Varkey, UNICEF deputy representative in Yemen, said in a telephone interview from Sanaa on Thursday.
The conflict has fanned the world’s worst recent cholera outbreak and put many on the brink of starvation.
About 2 million people, out of a population of 28 million, have been displaced from their homes, and nearly 1 million have contracted cholera.
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CHOLERA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cholera for English Language Learners
: a serious disease that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea and that often results in death
CHOLERA Defined for Kids
medical Definition of cholera
choleraicplay \ˌkäl-ə-ˈrā-ik\ adjective
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