Yemen hospital airstrike under investigation amid resurgence of deadly cholera

UN human rights staff in Yemen are investigating an apparent airstrike on a hospital in opposition-held territory which reportedly killed at least seven civilians on Tuesday, amid fears that cholera is spreading “like wildfire”, one of the organization’s senior humanitarian officials has warned.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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The spread of cholera in the midst of an epidemic is largely driven by direct transmission from person to person, although it is well-recognized that Vibrio cholerae is also capable of growth and long-term survival in aquatic ecosystems. While prior studies have shown that aquatic reservoirs are important in the...
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[Unicef] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'s battered healthcare system needs urgent support as it struggles with measles and cholera epidemics that kill thousands of children, as well as the mounting threat from the coronavirus, COVID-19, says UNICEF.
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by Arindam Naha, Rahul Shubhra Mandal, Prosenjit Samanta, Rudra Narayan Saha, Sreeja Shaw, Amit Ghosh, Nabendu Sekhar Chatterjee, Pujarini Dutta, Keinosuke Okamoto, Shanta Dutta, Asish Kumar Mukhopadhyay Cholera continues to be an important public health concern in developing countries where proper hygiene and sanitation are compromised. This severe diarrheal disease is caused by the Gram-negative pathogenVibrio cholerae belonging to serogroups O1 and O139. Cholera toxin (CT) is the prime virulence factor and is directly responsible for the disease manifestation. ThectxB gene encodes cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) whereas ...
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Condition:   Cholera Intervention:   Drug: Azithromycin Sponsors:   Massachusetts General Hospital;   International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh Not yet recruiting
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