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Newsdesk Infectious disease surveillance update

As of June 2, 2017, more than 73  700 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Yemen since the epidemic began in late April, 2017. 605 deaths have also been reported. Cases have been reported in 19 governorates. Only 45% of hospitals are operational with shortages of staff and supplies due to the ongoing conflict.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Newsdesk Source Type: research

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Introduction Cholera remains a major public health risk in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. During the last decade, at least 14 out of 22 countries in the region have reported cholera cases, often in epidemic proportions. Countries in this region facing complex emergencies are particularly at risk, as they lack safe drinking-water and sanitation facilities and management. The full extent of the burden of cholera in the region is difficult to estimate due to weak surveillance systems in some endemic countries, in addition to underreporting of cases. Nevertheless it is estimated that the number of suspected cases may be...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
Have you ever thought that it would be possible to monitor drug overdoses, Zika cases or the spread of the flu in real time? Have you ever imagined that satellites wouldbe able to tell how and where a malaria epidemic will happen months before the actual outbreak? It is mind-blowing how, in the last years, digital maps developed to a level where they serve as effective tools for evaluating, monitoring and even predicting health events. That’s why I decided to give a comprehensive overview of digital maps in healthcare. John Snow, cholera and the revolution of maps in healthcare Before Game of Thrones monopolized Joh...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Mobile Health digital health digital technology epidemics epidemiology gc4 Innovation interactive maps Source Type: blogs
A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind Phase 2 trial comparing the reactogenicity and immunogenicity of a single ≥2x10(8) colony forming units [cfu] standard-dose versus a ≥2x10(9) cfu high-dose of CVD 103-HgR live attenuated oral cholera vaccine, with Shanchol inactivated oral vaccine as an open label immunologic comparator. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2017 Oct 11;: Authors: Sow SO, Tapia MD, Chen WH, Haidara FC, Kotloff KL, Pasetti MF, Blackwelder WC, Traoré A, Tamboura B, Doumbia M, Diallo F, Coulibaly F, Onwuchekwa U, Kodio M, Tennant SM, Reymann M, Lam DF, Gurwith M, Lock M, Yonker T, Smith...
Source: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Clin Vaccine Immunol Source Type: research
Conclusions: This platform can serve as an early warning system as the risk of further Vibrio infections increases in the 21st century due to climate change. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP2198 Received: 17 May 2017 Revised: 12 August 2017 Accepted: 14 August 2017 Published: 10 October 2017 Address correspondence to J.C. Semenza, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Granits väg 8, 171 65 Solna, Sweden. Telephone: 46 (0)8 58 60 1217. Email: Jan.Semenza@ecdc.europa.eu Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP2198). The authors declare they have no actual or potential co...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
The global annual cholera burden is estimated at around 2 ·9 million cases per year, resulting in 95 000 deaths. In 2017, these estimates could be far exceeded due to a number of devastating outbreaks, including those in Yemen and northern Nigeria. So far this year, 750 000 suspected cases, causing over 2000 deaths, have occurred in Yemen alone. Curre ntly, there is concern about the risk of a cholera epidemic among Rohingya refugees in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh. In response to this public health threat, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), has brought together representatives from choler...
Source: LANCET - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: Health Promotion International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -A raging cholera outbreak has claimed left over 500 people dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The epidemic, which has infected more than 24 000 people since an outbreak erupted in the North Kivu province in June, is projected to claim more lives with the rains imminent. The water borne disease has so far spread to 20 of the Central African country's 26 provinces, reaching epidemic proportions in 11. Cholera is endemic in six provinces but the drought of recent months and the high mobility of the pop
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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