Cholera Outbreak! 115 Dead in Yemen ‘We Are Now Facing Serious Outbreak of Cholera’, Says Red Cross

Cholera in Haiti [Feature Image Joe Raedle/Getty Images]

Cholera outbreak has been reported to have spread in Yemen.

According to RT, the country has had over 1000 infected civilians and 115 were already dead. The Yemeni Health Ministry has already coordinated with humanitarian organizations to ask for aid as they said this was an “unprecedented disaster.”

“We now are facing a serious outbreak of cholera,” Director of Operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross Dominik Stillhart told a news conference in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on Sunday.

At present, Sanaa is declared to be under a state of emergency.The Yemeni militia has intervened the patients since there is an ongoing conflict between the Houthi rebels, a Saudi-led coalition. During the civil attacks, more than 10,000 people have already been killed.

A cholera patient carries his intravenous solution as he is being treated for cholera [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]
A cholera patient carries his intravenous solution as he is being treated for cholera [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]

Sanaa is also suffering from the lack of medical facilities to help the patients with cholera. According to US News, the country experienced the epidemic late last year, but it faded. The government did not anticipate the outbreaks to come back at large.

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Cholera Outbreak! 115 Dead in Yemen ‘We Are Now Facing Serious Outbreak of Cholera’, Says Red Cross

Cholera in Haiti [Feature Image Joe Raedle/Getty Images]

Cholera outbreak has been reported to have spread in Yemen.

According to RT, the country has had over 1000 infected civilians and 115 were already dead. The Yemeni Health Ministry has already coordinated with humanitarian organizations to ask for aid as they said this was an “unprecedented disaster.”

“We now are facing a serious outbreak of cholera,” Director of Operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross Dominik Stillhart told a news conference in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on Sunday.

At present, Sanaa is declared to be under a state of emergency.The Yemeni militia has intervened the patients since there is an ongoing conflict between the Houthi rebels, a Saudi-led coalition. During the civil attacks, more than 10,000 people have already been killed.

A cholera patient carries his intravenous solution as he is being treated for cholera [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]
A cholera patient carries his intravenous solution as he is being treated for cholera [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]

Sanaa is also suffering from the lack of medical facilities to help the patients with cholera. According to US News, the country experienced the epidemic late last year, but it faded. The government did not anticipate the outbreaks to come back at large.

Click here to continue and read more…

Health – The Inquisitr