Cholera’s deadly trail
SANA’A: Yemen’s cholera outbreak is so widespread that just drinking water can lead to death.
Nearly 2 000 people have already succumbed to one of the worst recorded outbreaks of cholera in modern history, with over 400 000 having contracted the disease, according to the World Health Organisation.
Cholera, a diarrhoeal disease spread by ingestion of food or water tainted with human faeces, can kill within hours if untreated.
Yemen’s devastating civil war and economic collapse has made it extremely difficult to deal with catastrophes such as cholera and mass hunger. Reuters