Sudan says cholera outbreak kills 7, dozens infected

Sudan's Health Ministry says at least 7 dead in cholera outbreak over past weeks in southeastern province
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On 8 September, Sudan ’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) notified WHO about a cholera outbreak in four localities in the Blue Nile State (BNS), south-eastern Sudan, bordering Ethiopia and South Sudan. The first case was detected on 28 of August 2019. From 28 August through 12 October 2019, a total of 278 suspected cholera cases, including 8 deaths (case fatality ratio: 2.88 %), have been reported from four localities in Blue Nile State including Al Roseries (113), Ad Damazin (55), Wad Almahi (3) and Baw (5), and five localities in Sinnar State including Abu Hugar (80), Singa (4), Alsoky (14), Aldaly wa Almzmom (3) ...
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World Health Organization launches vaccination campaign in Sudan's southeastern provinces to contain cholera outbreak
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[Radio Dabanga] Geneva / Sennar / Darfur / Red Sea / Khartoum -An expert team from the WHO headquarters in Geneva that specialises in cholera forecasting visited Sudan last week. They estimate that there may be between 5,000 and 13,200 cholera cases in the next six months in high risk states of Sudan. The projections are created based on the pattern of previous cholera/acute watery diarrhoea outbreaks from 2016 to 2018.
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Source: Wellcome Trust. Published: 11/30/2019. This 27-page study aims to better understand the barriers and enablers for research data sharing during recent epidemics of cholera in Western Africa. It takes into consideration the experiences at a country level from outbreaks in Guinea and C ôte d’Ivoire in 2012 and 2014 respectively, as well as the region’s general experience up until 2018, to gather specific and general lessons learned. The study was also funded by United Kingdom Department of International Development. (PDF)
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[Nation] The recent wave of cholera outbreak in Wajir County has been contained, according to Health Services Chief Officer Ahmed Garaat.
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Conclusion: Our findings revealed that oral immunization with V. cholerae OMVs might induce a long-term immunity, especially when administered in combination with KWC. This study tested the adjuvant activity of OMVs and may be useful in future nano vaccine research. PMID: 31523404 [PubMed]
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In Nepal, cases of Cholera occur annually either as sporadic or as outbreaks claiming the lives of many in rural areas. The present study is a laboratory based surveillance which aims to analyze the changing e...
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