Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
08 avr. 2019 | 23h41 UTC

Yemen: Houthis declare state of emergency over cholera cases April 7 /update 5

Yemen Alerte de sécurité

Houthi administration declares state of emergency on April 7 over cholera outbreak in Houthi-controlled territories; further spread of the outbreak expected over the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/4/2019, 12h00 until 15/4/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Yemen

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

Houthi forces declared a state of emergency on Sunday, April 7, after a significant increase in cholera cases was reported in the regions it governs. Yemen's Ministry of Public Health and Population reported that as of Sunday, 327 cholera-related deaths and more than 160,000 cases of infection or suspected infection have been confirmed across the country. Further spread of the outbreak is to be expected over the coming weeks.

Context

Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium that can induce acute diarrhea. The risk of death is greatest among people with compromised immune systems such as malnourished children. However, even among healthy adults, cholera can be fatal within a matter of hours.

Advice

Individuals planning travel to or in Yemen are strongly advised to seek medical guidance regarding the cholera vaccination. It is also advised to stock up on food and bottled water, and conserve water as much as possible.

The security environment throughout the country remains complex, and due to poor security conditions, most Western governments strongly advise their citizens against all travel to Yemen. Travel to the country should only be considered with proper security protocols in place, and professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Alertes reliées