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Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the Al-Sadaqa Hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career.Arishi immediately recognized a new case of diphtheria.After three years of warfare, cholera and hunger, Yemen faces a new battle: In the past four months, doctors across the country have recorded at least 380 cases of diphtheria, a bacterial disease that last appeared here in 1992 .She joined the Al-Sadaqa Hospital, which was built in the 1980s with funds from the Soviet Union.In her two decades at the hospital's pediatric ward, Arishi has seen Yemen slowly come apart again.
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