Cholera kills 37 in Ethiopia drought-hit areas

By Online Desk |  3 days ago | international

Ethiopia's Public Health Institute (EPHI) says a cholera outbreak has killed 37 people over the past six months in regions worst hit by an ongoing prolonged drought.

The outbreak began in August 2022 mainly in Oromia and Somale regions, which the UN says are experiencing the worst drought in 40 years.

Treatment centres have been established to contain the situation, authorities say.

In its report, EPHI also says that a measles outbreak has claimed 148 lives in the past 18 months.