South Africa:Hammanskraal Hospital Tells SAHRC That It Hasn't Had to Treat Any Cholera Patients
[News24Wire] Jubilee District Hospital in Hammanskraal says it has not had to treat any cases of cholera, or seen an increase in the number of patients who have diarrhea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:'Watery Diarrhoea' Reported in Sudan's Red Sea State
[Radio Dabanga] Derudeb -The hospital of Derudeb in Sudan's Red Sea state recorded eight cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which is often caused by cholera* - on Tuesday following intense rains in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO, Adamawa Move Against Cholera in High-Risk Councils
[Guardian] Maiduguri -World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, says the global agency in collaboration with the state government has taken a vaccination campaign to very prone councils in the wake of the recent cholera outbreak in Adamawa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cell-to-cell action in cholera
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Outbreak - WHO Begins Vaccination Exercise in Adamawa
[Premium Times] In response to the cholera outbreak in Adamawa State, the World Health Organisation has began the first round of the two-phase oral vaccination (OCV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:VP Chiwenga Blames Opposition for Harare Cholera Plague
[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has blamed the incidence of cholera that broke out in Harare South early this year on alleged failure by the MDC-T led council to provide adequate service delivery to rate payers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Adamawa Cholera Outbreak, Benefits of Fasting, Other Major Health Stories Last Week
[Premium Times] Amos Ujulu, Director of Disease Control Department (DCD) at Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ASPHCDA) said the state has recorded 1,564 cases of cholera this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Claims 15 Lives As Katsina Records 132 Cases
[This Day] Katsina -Cholera outbreak has reportedly killed 15 persons in six local government areas of Katsina State within four days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera, Diarrhea Kill 29 in Katsina
[Guardian] Katsina -An outbreak of cholera and diarrhea has killed no fewer than 29 people across Katsina State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Salima Calls for More Support As Second Person Dies of Cholera
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -The Chairperson for Salima District Council has called on the central government and partners to assist the council with all necessary resources to combat the Cholera outbreak which resurfaced a week ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:One Dead, 15 Hospitalised As Cholera Strikes Mbale
[Monitor] One person has been confirmed dead and more than 15 others hospitalised following an outbreak of cholera in Mbale District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera spread tracked at household level
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) For the first time, the transmission of cholera has been tracked at the household level across Dhaka, Bangladesh, a city with a 'hyper-endemic' level of the disease. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators found that nearly 80 per cent of the cholera transmission in Dhaka occurred between people who shared a household. The results of the large-scale genomic study could be used by public health officials to improve cholera control strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A new toxin in Cholera bacteria discovered by scientists in Ume å
(Umea University) Scientists from Ume å University have now discovered and characterised the structure and function of a so far unknown Vibrio toxin. A team led by Professor Sun Nyunt Wai at Department of Molecular Biology and MIMS used the worm Caenorhabditis elegans as a predatory host for the bacteria and identified by molecular genetic analysis the V. cholerae genes required for production and release of the new protein toxin, now called MakA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Microbiologists and plant scientists find secret to tackling cholera
(Michigan State University) While cholera rages across many regions of the world, a team of microbiologists and plant scientists has pinpointed a genetic weakness in the pandemic's armor, which could lead to future treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Outbreak - Niger Govt Confirms 7 Deaths, 74 Cases
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:15 Die, 65 Others Hospitalised As Cholera Outbreak Hits Bida
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambian Health Minister Declares Cholera Epidemic Over Zambian Health Minister Declares Cholera Epidemic Over
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 (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Zambian health minister declares cholera epidemic over
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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Probiotics Prevent Cholera in Animal Models
Two different types of bacteria-one genetically engineered and one from cheese-defend animal intestines from Vibrio cholerae infection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Turning the tables on the cholera pathogen
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) and Boston University, led by James J. Collins are reporting a two-pronged probiotic strategy in Science Translational Medicine that is able to suppress V. cholerae's colonization of the intestinal tract in mice and to indicate their presence by simple stool sampling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fast-acting cholera vaccine could curb outbreaks
(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new vaccine and probiotic combat cholera in animal models
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In a pair of studies, scientists have devised new vaccine-based and probiotic interventions that help prevent severe cholera infections in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MIT engineers recruit microbes to help fight cholera
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have developed a probiotic mix of natural and engineered bacteria to diagnose and treat cholera, an intestinal infection that causes severe dehydration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Transformative cholera vaccine designed to offer rapid protection
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a preclinical study, investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed an entirely new class of vaccine that can combat cholera by both training the immune system to detect and destroy the bacteria in the long term and protecting a host immediately from cholera's effects. Using mathematical modeling, the research team predicts that, if successful in humans, their highly innovative approach could change the trajectory of a cholera epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos Fertile Ground for Cholera Outbreak
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:19 New Cholera Cases Reported in Adamawa
[Vanguard] Adamawa Ministry of Health has confirmed 19 new cases of cholera in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs
This attack by the Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition shows complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients. Health centers are #NotATarget.   Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Yemen: Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Cholera Treatment Center in Abs
Press releaseYemen: Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Cholera Treatment Center in AbsJune 11, 2018A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs,Yemen, was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 am. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs
Press releaseYemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in AbsJune 11, 2018A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs,Yemen, was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 am. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Warns Cholera Outbreak in Adamawa May Spread to Cameroon
[Guardian] The World Health Organisation (WHO), has warned that if the outbreak of cholera in parts of Adamawa continues it may spread to other areas and across the border to Cameroon posing a major public health threat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Death Toll Rises to 18 in Mubi From Cholera Outbreak
[This Day] Yola -The death toll following the cholera outbreak in Mubi, Adamawa State, has risen from 16 to 18, the Incident Manager, Kabiru Sadiq, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria
The DNA of deadly strains of plague, dysentery and cholera were decoded in what the researchers said was an effort to better understand some of the world's most dangerous diseases. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Life-Saving Radio - Reporting On Cholera in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Amsterdam -The effect of Radio Dabanga on lives of Sudanese people became clear when a cholera epidemic broke out in Sudan in September 2016. In the following months, large towns as well as remote areas and camps for internally displaced people faced high numbers of cholera infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:'57 Students Discharged, Six On Admission in Kaduna Cholera Outbreak'
[Guardian] Kaduna -About 57 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna have been discharged, while six others are on admission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:40 in Hospital, 89 Under Watch As Cholera Hits Kaduna Secondary School
[Vanguard] A cholera outbreak has been reported in Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna, with about 40 students reportedly hospitalised at the General Hospital, Kawo, while 89 students are under watch. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Commissioner Speaks On Cholera Outbreak in Kaduna School
[Premium Times] The Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, Jafaru Sani, on Monday confirmed the outbreak of cholera at the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Kawo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Outbreak Spreads, Kills 20 in Kaduna, Plateau, Adamawa
[Guardian] Kaduna -The outbreak of cholera has reared its ugly head in some cities in the country. A student of Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna State, has died of the disease while 42 others have been hospitalised at the General Hospital, Kawo, following the outbreak of cholera in their school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Adamawa Cholera Outbreak Extends to Two More LGAs
[Guardian] The cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa has extended to Hong and Maiha local governments, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Acute Watery Diarrhoea, Dengue Fever Reported After Rains in Sudan's Blue Nile, Red Sea States
[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin / Port Sudan -Six cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which is often caused by cholera* - have been admitted to Ed Damazin Hospital in Sudan's Blue Nile State this week. The rains have also seen an increase in cases suspected to be the mosquito-borne haemorrhagic (severe dengue) fever admitted to Port Sudan hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:19 Pilgrims With Cholera Signs Isolated
[Monitor] Wakiso -A total of 19 pilgrims suspected to be cholera patients are under surveillance at Naguru hospital according to Dr John Baptist Waniaye, commissioner for emergency medical services at ministry of health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera vaccination may be cost  effective
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Tackles Cholera in Adamawa, Measles in Borno
[Guardian] Maiduguri -The World Health Organization (WHO) has yesterday deployed 39 health personnel to contain further spread of cholera in Adamawa state that claimed 13 lives in two council areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Adamawa Cholera Outbreak - WHO Deploys 39 Staff to Mubi
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, WHO, has deployed 39 staff to contain the outbreak of cholera in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government areas of Adamawa State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Mubi Cholera - 434 Cases Recorded, 13 Deaths
[Premium Times] The Adamawa Ministry of Health has confirmed that the cases of cholera outbreak in Mubi have risen to 434 with 13 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:PACHI Urges Communities to Form Cholera Discussion Groups
[Nyasa Times] Parent Aid Child Initiative (PACHI) has urged communities which were affected by cholera in Lilongwe to form groups that will enhance information sharing on cholera and other health issues that the communities are likely to face. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news