Cholera hits in warn torn Yemen

There are reports of a cholera outbreak in the cities of Sana'a and Taiz. At least 8 people, some of whom are children, have been diagnosed in Sana'a. Efforts are underway to determine the extent of the outbreak. Because of the on-going armed conflict, there is a chronic scarcity of potable water. Consumption of contaminated water spreads this disease.

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Advice For Travellers

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.