612,703 people infected since world’s largest man-made cholera outbreak on record began in April 2017 in Yemen

612,703 people have been infected and 2,048 have been killed since Yemen’s cholera outbreak began in April 2017.

The epidemic has slowed in the past two months, with the daily number of new suspected cases cut to around 3,000. Cholera is spread by contaminated food and water.

The epidemic has continually confounded expectations. New cases are decreasing in the capital cit , Sanaa, but are increasing elsewhere.

Suspected cases in Hodeidah governorate had jumped by 40 percent in three weeks amid heavy rains and a heatwave.

The United Nations says the epidemic is man-made, driven by a civil war that has left 15.7 million people without clean water or sanitation.

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