The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that no fewer than 42 people have been reported killed by cholera, acute watery diarrhea (AWD), in Somalia since December 2017.
WHO has made this known in its latest report on the AWD/cholera.
Somali’s health ministry also announced 29 new cases of cholera between Sept. 24 and 30.
It said that 45 per cent of the new cases involved five years old and below.
Cholera is a gastrointestinal disease, usually spread by contaminated water and food, and can cause severe diarrhea that, in extreme cases, can lead to fatal dehydration and kidney failure within hours.