Diphtheria in Yemen: More than 100 infected, 14 deaths

In Ibb, in central Yemen, an outbreak of diphtheria is spreading quickly, while the blockade prevents essential medical supplies from entering the country.

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    With Yemen's hospitals close to collapse, and famine imminent, aid agencies are pleading for a complete lifting of the Saudi-led coalition's blockade.

    Yemen is suffering the world's worst cholera epidemic - and now doctors are warning of an outbreak of the potentially fatal diphtheria virus.

    The WHO says the disease is spreading quickly, and doctors in Yemen are warning that the blockade is preventing essential medical supplies from entering the country.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports.


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