PBS NewsHour

Diphtheria takes a deadly stranglehold on war-torn Yemen

Clip: 12/19/2018 | 5m 5s

Yemen is already suffering from a devastating civil war and widespread hunger. Now, circumstances caused by the conflict have also paved the way for diphtheria to thrive. The airborne disease kills 1 of every 10 patients even with medical treatment--and most victims in Yemen receive too little, too late. Special correspondent Beth Murphy of The GroundTruth Project has one family's tragic story.

Aired: 12/19/18

Rating: NR

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