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A woman looks from behind bars of a hospital ward allocated for cholera-infected patients in Sanaa, Yemen May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has risen to more than 100,000 since an outbreak began on April 27, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

"To date, 101,820 suspected cholera cases and 789 deaths have been reported in 19 governorates," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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