Malawi:One Person Confirmed Dead As Cholera Hits Salima Again

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -One person has died from cholera in Salima, just a few weeks after the council declared that cholera outbreak was over.
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[Leadership] Niger state government has confirmed 7 people dead in the outbreak of Cholera in Bida local government area,even as 74 cases have so far been reported in the area.
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[This Day] Minna -An unconfirmed source monday evening stated that 15 people died and 65 others were hospitalised as a result of cholera outbreak in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State.
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A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.Reuters Health Information
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LUSAKA (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.
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ConclusionTo resolve this problem, there is a need for an oral cholera vaccine to be introduced. There is also a need to develop strategies and interventions relating to water, sanitation, and hygiene, to be initiated by the Ministry of Health, with component activities that are culturally tailored to Ghanaian communities. Policy change towards the prevention of outbreaks in Ghana is identified as another requisite.
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On Wednesday June 13 the Saudi-led military coalitionlaunched an assault to seize Hodeidah, the site of Yemen ’s main port. The port, currently held by Houthi fighters, is the primary channel through which humanitarian aid reaches millions of at-risk Yemenis, who have suffered from four long years of civil war.The war has already taken a huge toll on Yemen. If the vital humanitarian aid delivered through Hodeidah is disrupted by a coalition assault, many more civilians could die.The coalition had sought direct military assistance from the United States, which has provided weapons, intelligence, and logistical support...
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(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) A weakened version of the bacteria that causes cholera provides quick protection to rabbits. The vaccine may one day stop outbreaks of the deadly intestinal disease.
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We report the basis of a probiotic-based strategy to promote colonization resistance and point-of-need diagnosis of cholera, an acute diarrheal disease caused by the pathogen Vibrio cholerae. Oral administration of Lactococcus lactis, a common dietary fermentative bacterium, reduced intestinal V. cholerae burden and improved survival in infected infant mice through the production of lactic acid. Furthermore, we engineered an L. lactis strain that specifically detects quorum-sensing signals of V. cholerae in the gut and triggers expression of an enzymatic reporter that is readily detected in fecal samples. We postulate that...
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Outbreaks of cholera, a rapidly fatal diarrheal disease, often spread explosively. The efficacy of reactive vaccination campaigns—deploying Vibrio cholerae vaccines during epidemics—is partially limited by the time required for vaccine recipients to develop adaptive immunity. We created HaitiV, a live attenuated cholera vaccine candidate, by deleting diarrheagenic factors from a recent clinical isolate of V. cholerae and incorporating safeguards against vaccine reversion. We demonstrate that administration of HaitiV 24 hours before lethal challenge with wild-type V. cholerae reduced intestinal colonization by t...
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[Vanguard] The outbreak of cholera in Nigeria in the last one year is currently raising questions about the image of Nigeria at 58. Cholera, a poverty-induced disease, has continued to ravage communities across the country.
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