Yemen: A Man-Made Cholera Outbreak

Source: OCHA. Boy awaits treatment in Yemen. June 30, 2017.

Yemen’s cholera outbreak has deep roots in the country’s civil war; warring factions have destroyed sanitation infrastructure and blocked access to critical medical and humanitarian supplies. Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by the ingestion of bacteria present in water and food contaminated with feces. Previous outbreaks in Haiti, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic… Continue reading Yemen: A Man-Made Cholera Outbreak