RIYADH, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia confirmed Saturday five cholera cases in the border city of Jajan close to Yemen, Al Muwatin online local news reported.
According to the health ministry, the cases are non-Saudis, and the country is providing proper medical treatment to them.
The microbe in the tested cases proves to be the same discovered in Yemen by the World Health Organization, the ministry added.
As a precaution, the hospital accommodating the cases has been evacuated.
The ministry didn't disclose the nationalities of the cases, but they were suspected of arriving from Yemen which is witnessing the worst cholera epidemic in the world.