Via the Iranian agency PressTV: 'Cholera kills nine in Yemen's Aden'. Excerpt:
At least nine people have died of cholera in Yemen's southern port city of Aden as the infectious disease continues to spread rapidly across the conflict-stricken Arab country.
Sources close to the government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemen's president who has resigned and fled the capital Sana'a, said ten other people had been diagnosed with the potentially fatal disease, which causes acute diarrhea.
The sources said 190 people with severe diarrhea had been admitted to hospitals in Aden.
The United Nations earlier this month announced an outbreak of cholera in Yemen.
On October 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF said cholera cases had been reported in the war-hit country, with some cases recorded by health authorities in Sana’a.
The WHO warned that the scarcity of drinkable water had worsened the hygiene situation in Yemen, fueling a marked increase in cases of severe diarrhea, in particular among people displaced from their homes in the center of the country.
UNICEF said cholera, a disease that is transmitted through contaminated drinking water, could prove fatal in up to 15 percent of untreated cases.
The UN body says nearly three million people in Yemen are in need of immediate food supplies, while 1.5 million children suffer from malnutrition, including 370,000 enduring very severe malnutrition that weakens their immune system.