Cholera outbreak in Yemen infects hundreds in the last few weeks

In the past two weeks, there have been 658 people suspected of being infected with cholera in 156 districts across the country. Over 20% of cases are seen in Al Hudaydah, and Taiz, Aden, and Ibb are reporting the next highest number of cases. Treatment centers and sanitation experts are working in more than 50 districts to contain the spread of the disease.

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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.

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