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Nigeria: Health Workers Race to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Northeast
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Health workers in northeast Nigeria said on Tuesday they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak which is sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram, amid a drive to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Khartoum State Closes School With Cholera Cases
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Jebel Awlia / Sharg El Nil -The Khartoum state Ministry of Health closed a school in Jebel Awlia locality after more than 20 students suffered from diarrhoea. Five of them were infected with cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FT Health: Dispatches from the United Nations
Synthetic opioids, cholera and gender stereotypes (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Returns to Red Sea State
[Radio Dabanga] Sinkat -Cholera has reportedly reappeared in Sinkat in Sudan's Red Sea state amid tight secrecy from the authorities, who continue to refuse to declare a cholera epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Dozens Succumb to Cholera Across Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur -At least 24 people have died of cholera across Darfur this week, with reports continuing to reach Radio Dabanga of new infections in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Begins Cholera Vaccination for One Million in Borno
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Nears 700,000 WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Nears 700,000
The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced toward 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Controlling HIV; War on Cholera; You'll Shoot Your Eye Out
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - September 19, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Nigeria: '48 Persons Die of Cholera in Borno State'
[Daily Trust] A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Deaths in Central, South Darfur Camps
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti / Nyala -One person died of cholera, while two others were taken to the isolation centre in Nierteti Hospital in Central Darfur on Monday. Another person died in a camp near Nyala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 48 Persons Die of Cholera in Borno - MSF
[Premium Times] A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: New Cholera Cases in Central Darfur and Sennar, Hepatitis in Blue Nile
[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei / El Souki / Ed Damazin -Seven new cholera cases were recorded in the camps for the displaced near Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, over the weekend. The isolation centre in Nierteti received four new patients. Cholera is spreading again in eastern Sudan's Sennar. Hundreds of people have reportedly been infected with Hepatitis B in Blue Nile state's Geissan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno IDPs Camps Record 701 Fresh Cases of Cholera
[Leadership] Maiduguri -No fewer than 701 fresh cases of cholera epidemic were recorded at various Internally Displaced persons ( IDPs) camps in Maiduguri and other local government areas of Borno State between Friday last week to Monday . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak Spreads Across Borno State
MSF is ramping up its response in the area around Maiduguri.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Nigeria: MSF Scales Up Activities as Cholera Outbreak Continues to Spread Across Borno State
Press releaseNigeria: MSF Scales Up Activities as Cholera Outbreak Continues to Spread Across Borno StateSeptember 18, 2017As new cases of cholera emerge in Monguno, Dikwa, and Maiduguri, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to scale up its response in Borno state, including recently opening an additional cholera treatment unit (CTU) near Muna Garage camp. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera - Borno Death Toll Hits 44
[This Day] Death toll as a result of cholera outbreak in Borno State has risen to 44, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia revealed on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Cholera Death Toll Rising
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -AN outbreak of cholera has killed more than 500 people in the conflict-ton Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: 'No New Cholera Cases' Reported in Central Darfur Camps
[Radio Dabanga] Hasahisa / Zalingei / Nierteti / Nyala -Medical workers reported a number of cholera cases in hospitals in El Gezira and Darfur states. "No new case has been reported from the four camps in Zalingei for a week." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Moves to Combat Cholera Outbreak in Borno
[This Day] Maiduguri -The federal government thursday moved needed machineries to Borno State to combat cholera which has affected 2,000 persons in the state and led to the death of 20 persons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Back in Khartoum North - Two Cases
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum North -Two cases of cholera appeared in Khartoum North, after the capital of Sudan witnessed a relatively low infection rate for several weeks. The isolation centre in the Nierteti Hospital recorded six new cases in the past two days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Referral Challenge Hits Bid to Contain Cholera in Nigeria's Northeast Referral Challenge Hits Bid to Contain Cholera in Nigeria's Northeast
Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak that has struck more than 1,000 people in refugee camps in northeast Nigeria are being hampered because people are failing to report suspected cases to authorities, a United Nations official said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Over 500 Dead as Congo Cholera Epidemic Spreads: WHO Over 500 Dead as Congo Cholera Epidemic Spreads: WHO
More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Referral challenge hits bid to contain cholera in Nigeria's northeast
MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak that has struck more than 1,000 people in refugee camps in northeast Nigeria are being hampered because people are failing to report suspected cases to authorities, a United Nations official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Hurricane Irma: Risk of Communicable Diseases in the Affected Countries
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 09/08/2017 This six-page document describes how in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the most immediate risks in the affected areas of the Caribbean are increased transmission of diarrhoeal diseases related to lack of access to safe drinking water, and acute respiratory infection in children accommodated in overcrowded shelters. The risk of an upsurge in cholera cases in areas with previous transmission and flood-specific risks (e.g., tetanus and leptospirosis) should be given priority when adopting mitigating measures. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Over 500 dead as Congo's cholera epidemic spreads: WHO
More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping Congo, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Sudan: 'Diarrhoea Epidemic Under Control' - Sudan Health Minister
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur / South Kordofan / Sennar -According to the Sudanese Minister of Health, the spread of cholera -which the government continues to call acute watery diarrhoea- is under control. Two people died of the infectious disease and nearly 50 new cases were reported in the country over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO
KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan: 18 Die of Cholera Across Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur / Eastern Sudan -At least 18 cholera patients died in Darfur and Blue Nile state last week. Dozens of new cases were recorded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Darfur's Jebel Marra, El Gezira Run Out On Cholera Medicines
[Radio Dabanga] Garsila / Zalingei / El Abassiya / Lebei / El Gurashi -Four people died of cholera in the hospital in Garsila, Central Darfur, from Tuesday to Thursday. In South Kordofan volunteers said that the hospital runs out of medicines for the increasing number of cases in El Abassiya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Records 530 Cases of Cholera Infections, 23 Deaths
[Guardian] Maiduguri -Borno State recorded 530 cases of cholera infections as at September 5 this year. Also, 23 deaths were documented during the period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria kills at least 23: UN
Cholera outbreak in Nigeria kills at least 23, threatens thousands displaced by Boko Haram (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak Threatens More Than 1 Million People in Refugee Camps
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The disease, which spreads through contaminated food and drinking water, causes diarrhea, nausea and vomiting (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Kills 23 in Borno, 530 Cases Recorded
[Vanguard] IN Borno State, cholera has claimed no fewer than 23 lives with 530 suspected cases, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera in North-Eastern Nigeria - an Endemic Outbreak
[IPS] New York -A recent cholera outbreak in North-Eastern Nigeria has resulted in at least 186 suspected cases and 14 deaths as of Sep. 1, according to Borno State's Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: After Deadly Mudslide, Sierra Leone Vaccinates Against Cholera
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Thousands risk infection in emergency shelters with limited access to clean water and sanitation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Records 23 Cholera Deaths in Three Weeks - UN Agency
[Premium Times] Cholera has claimed no fewer than 23 deaths and 530 suspected cases in Borno, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Containment Measures Begin in South Darfur Capital
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -The Health Ministry of South Darfur and the municipality of the state capital of Nyala have begun a series of measures to contain cholera in Nyala that have caused the death of dozens and infection hundreds in the city and its surrounding camps for the displaced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Death Toll Mounts in Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur -Eight people died of cholera at Dauo and Fina areas of Darfur's East Jebel Marra on Monday and Tuesday, while a medical isolation centre in the area recorded more than 150 cases from Saturday to Tuesday, volunteers working in East Jebel Marra reported to Radio Dabanga. This was confirmed by doctors related to the Ministry of Health in South Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera in North-Eastern Nigeria: An Endemic Outbreak
Nurse treats cholera victims. Credit: IPSBy Lindah MogeniNEW YORK, Sep 6 2017 (IPS)A recent cholera outbreak in North-Eastern Nigeria has resulted in at least 186 suspected cases and 14 deaths as of Sep. 1, according to Borno State’s Ministry of Health. The outbreak, which coincided with this year’s annual World Water Week, occurred in Muna Garage, a camp sheltering an estimated 44,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno state, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).A rapid response to the outbreak by Borno State’s Ministry of Health, alon...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindah Mogeni Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Evidence of the Risks and Benefits of Vaccinating Pregnant Women with WHO (World Health Organization) Pre-Qualified Cholera Vaccines During Mass Campaigns
World Health Organization. 11/2016 This five-page document provides a summary of current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations concerning oral cholera vaccines, and current documentation from producers of WHO pre-qualified oral cholera vaccines concerning their use during pregnancy. It discusses the risks associated with cholera in pregnant women, and the potential benefits of vaccination of pregnant women with oral cholera vaccines. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cholera spreads through camps in Nigeria's strife-hit northeast: U.N
GENEVA (Reuters) - Cholera is spreading fast through camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen's Cholera Epidemic Hits 600,000, Confounding Expectations
The epidemic is the most explosive on record in terms of its rapid spread. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: 13 Cholera Dead in South Darfur Capital
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala / Kass / Kalma / Garsila / Nierteti / Foro Baranga -Thirteen people died of cholera in a district of Nyala, medical sources reported on Sunday. One of the nearby camps for displaced people is treating "dozens of infected people". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Kills 20, As Govt Initiates Treatment Centre in Borno State
[Leadership] Abuja -Deaths linked to Cholera outbreak in Borno Internally Displaced Person's Camp (IDP) has risen to 20 from 14, as 319 suspected cases have been reported, the federal government has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen's cholera epidemic hits 600,000, confounding expectations
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak has infected 612,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, and some districts are still reporting sharp rises in new cases, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen's health ministry showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news