'Fighting a cholera outbreak' ın Yemen

August 01, 2017

'Fighting a cholera outbreak' ın Yemen

Sometimes we forget the trials others go through so far away, below is some information regarding the Cholera outbreak in Yemen.  ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy) is an important treatment tool in these situations.
In an insert to the Financial Times, 26 July, a cartoon graphic layout of an MFS cholera treatment center -- they have 15 and have treated 24,135 patients with cholera and AWD. The schema seems identical to ICDDR,B's. Ten tent stations: Intake and disinfection, Observation, acute care with IV and ORT, Recovery and ORT, Water supply treatment, Supplies and pharmacy, Laundry, Kitchen, Latrine, Mortuary.

Prominently shown are cholera cots with buckets beneath for stool and alongside for vomit (no plastic sleeve obvious).
From reported national statistics, "The latest WHO situation report showed 396,086 Yemenis were thought to have caught the diarrhoeal disease by July 24, about 1 in 50 of the population. There were 1,869 associated deaths." 0.05%.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-cholera-idUSKBN1AA15D 
MSF says their 15 treatment centers throughout the country have treated 24,135 patients (number of deaths not given), or 6% of the total number affected.

"It is possible to get it right. I hope training of local health workers can go on as well to spread the system."

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