Yemen Cholera Outbreak: Oral Vaccination Campaign Implemented

17 May 2018 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADEN, Yemen

The first-ever oral cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen was launched on May 6 and concluded on May 15, just before the start of Ramadan, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.Data shows an increase in cholera risk during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, possibly because people gather in large groups to share food, often obtained from street vendors.Outbreaks of the disease are also linked to seasonal rainfall as conflict reduces access to safe water drawn from deep underground. When it rains, people will rely on surface waters, possibly contaminated by war-damaged wastewater systems...

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