The WHO and UN both issued recent warnings of a possible third wave of cholera infections in Yemen. The warnings are based on recent increases in disease incidence, but official data is limited, making it difficult to assess the circumstances contributing to the warnings.
Outbreak Thursday revisits the health emergencies facing Yemen in the midst of its ongoing humanitarian crisis. Cholera, meningitis, and diphtheria all continue to pose health threats to this vulnerable population.
Populations forcibly displaced from their homes by natural disasters, persecution, and conflict are extremely vulnerable to a myriad of infectious disease and other health threats. We take a look at two ongoing outbreaks among refugees in Bangladesh and Kenya.
Outbreak Observatory takes a look back at outbreaks in 2017.
With suspected cholera cases in Yemen nearing one million, the WHO is now reporting an outbreak of another deadly disease—diphtheria.
Yemen's cholera epidemic has exceeded 750,000 cases, but the case fatality is below 0.3%. Outbreak Thursday examines several outstanding questions about the ongoing epidemic.
Update on the status of the ongoing cholera epidemic in Yemen and the initiation of vaccination efforts.
Cholera cases in Yemen have now surpassed 100,000, with some predicting that cases could reach as many as 300,000 in the coming months.