Cholera cases in Yemen outbreak double in past week

The cholera outbreak that was first detected at the beginning of October has increased from a few cases to over 2,000 and now doubling in the past week to a total of more than 4,000 reported cases. There have been more than 60 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

The World Health Organization has warned that there is a high risk of a major epidemic. All travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.