Lancet Infectious Diseases
Aug 2017 Volume 17 Number 8 p781-882 e235-e279
Cholera in Yemen: war, hunger, disease…and heroics
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
The harms done by war are many and complex. Death, injury, and displacement are the most obvious, but infection is also closely intertwined with conflict. Across the Middle East and Africa, outbreaks of infection have occurred as a direct effect of war, compounded by food and water shortages, displacement, and damage to infrastructure and health services. Nowhere is this web of interconnections more clear than in the cholera epidemic in Yemen.