Nigeria: 1,110 Dead As Cholera Ravages 29 States in Nigeria - NCDC
[Premium Times] Nigeria has recorded 1,110 deaths this year from cholera outbreaks in 29 states across Nigeria as the disease claims more lives in more parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: North-East Nigeria - Urgent Need to Combat Deadly Cholera Outbreaks
[IPS] Maiduguri -The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Northeast Nigeria: Urgent Need to Combat Deadly Cholera Outbreaks
Overcrowding leading to poor sanitary conditions in IDPs camps and communities contributes to further cholera outbreak in Borno Nigeria.By Janet CheronoMAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 12 2018 (IPS)The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities. One of the major causes of the outbreak is the congestion in the camps that makes it difficult to provide adequate water, sanitation and hygiene services. The rainy season has also worsened the conditions.NRC is calling on...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Janet Cherono Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Civil Aviation Authority Joins Anti-Cholera Fight
[The Herald] The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has joined the national cholera response by donating over 124 000 litres of water a day to Budiriro over a period of one month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare 'Ill-Equipped to Fight Cholera'
[The Herald] The City of Harare is ill-equipped to respond to reports of sewer blockages, with some going for almost two months without being attended to, an activist has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Statement on Yemen by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Cairo, 8 November 2018 – The current violence in Al Hudaydah is placing tens of thousands of already vulnerable people at risk, and preventing WHO from reaching them with the help they urgently need. The violence, now in close proximity to the area hospitals, is affecting the movement and safety of health staff, patients and ambulances, as well as the functionality of health facilities, leaving hundreds without access to treatment. With only 50% of health facilities functioning across the country and no doctors in 18% of districts in Yemen, we cannot afford for one more health worker to lose their life, or one more ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera - WHO Warns Against Vaccination Complacency
[New Zimbabwe] Local authorities must continue to improve sanitation and the availability of clean water to prevent cholera as vaccination is not 100 percent effective, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cholera - WHO Warns Against Vaccination Complacency
[New Zimbabwe] Local authorities must continue to improve sanitation and the availability of clean water to prevent cholera as vaccination is not 100 percent effective, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide
[IPS] Texas -Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn't well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Old Drains and Dirty Water - Chronic Cholera Crisis
[IRIN] "We do not risk our lives by trying to drink it" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Anna KucirkovaTEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS)Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world. It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.Cholera is caused by eating or drinking something contaminated with the Vibrio cho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Kucirkova Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Nigeria:Fresh Cholera Outbreak in Gombe Kills Five
[Premium Times] A fresh outbreak of Cholera has killed five people while 16 are receiving treatment in Kembu village of Balanga Local Government Area, Gombe State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:New Dates for Danhiko Games
[The Herald] Organisers of the Danhiko Annual Paralympic Games have set new dates for the event after it was postponed in September following the cholera outbreak that hit Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

One Dose of Cholera Vaccine Immunogenic in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Trial paves way for Vaxchora pediatric indication, though more studies planned (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Single-Dose Cholera Vaccine May Only Protect Short Term
(MedPage Today) -- But data from Haiti showed two doses were required for long-term immunity (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cholera Is Still With Us: 5 Things to Know Cholera Is Still With Us: 5 Things to Know
Cholera has been around for 200 years, yet we have the ability to end global cholera outbreaks now.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Nigeria:Polio Infrastructure Remains Crucial for Mounting Initial Response to Disease Outbreaks in Nigeria
[WHO] Abuja, 23 October, 2018 - "My phone rang on 22 August. The familiar voice on the other side sounded anxious. It was the local government area Director of Health who said 'Dr Halima, we need you to come down to the clinic and support us immediately'. With over 10 years working on polio eradication, I realized that another call to duty beckons," says Dr Halima Isa, an environment health officer supporting in active case search for polio, cholera and other emergency cases in the North East. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Infrastructure Remains Crucial for Mounting Initial Response to Disease Outbreaks in Nigeria
[WHO] Abuja, 23 October, 2018 - "My phone rang on 22 August. The familiar voice on the other side sounded anxious. It was the local government area Director of Health who said 'Dr Halima, we need you to come down to the clinic and support us immediately'. With over 10 years working on polio eradication, I realized that another call to duty beckons," says Dr Halima Isa, an environment health officer supporting in active case search for polio, cholera and other emergency cases in the North East. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Over 400 000 Get Cholera Vaccines
[The Herald] THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has vaccinated 401 585 people against cholera, bringing the water-borne disease under control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Sudan Call Memo to WHO Highlights 'Collapse in Sudan Health Sector'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan Call, a coalition of opposition parties and armed movements, has submitted a memorandum to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) drawing attention to "the terrible collapse in the health sector, the spread of epidemics in Sudan such as cholera, and its transformation into an endemic disease amid government misinformation". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

With a microbe-produced toxin, bacteria prove old dogs can learn new tricks
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) In the ongoing chemical battles among bacteria and their microbial neighbors, a new toxin has been uncovered. This unfamiliar toxin behaves in a familiar way. Its actions against other bacteria resemble the mechanisms of cholera, pertussis and diphtheria toxins. Some bacteria deploying this toxin have safeguards against self-poisoning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet Wednesday to determine whether a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The meeting, set to be held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, comes about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel or trade in and out of the DRC. But depending on the conclusion of Wednesday’s eme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The WHO Said the DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Not an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not constitute an international public health emergency, but stressed in a statement that it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation. The emergency meeting, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, was called about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:President Vaccinated Against Cholera
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa and other Cabinet ministers have received oral vaccinations against cholera as lead by example in alerting the nation on the importance of such vaccinations to prevent the spread of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Vaccinated Against Cholera
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa and his Cabinet ministers were yesterday vaccinated against cholera in a move tailored to ensure the nation accepts vaccination as a way of preventing the spread of the water-borne disease. The vaccinations were administered by Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo, epidemiology and disease control director in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Portia Manangazira and other senior health officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Let Us Emulate First Lady On Hygiene
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has been visiting homes in the high-density suburbs of Budiriro and Glen View in Harare since Monday this week. She was seen doing laundry, washing clothes and clearing mounds of garbage in these suburbs - long branded the epicentre of the cholera outbreak that has killed 54 people and saw over 10 000 undergoing treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Organisation Gets Nod to Partner Ministry of Health
[The Herald] Government has granted the union of networks in Community Empowerment Foundation of Zimbabwe permission to carry out awareness campaigns on the prevention and control of cholera in Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Charms Budiriro Residents
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday charmed Budiriro, Harare, residents when she spent the day performing household chores and promoting cleanliness to avoid the spread of cholera. Health authorities identified Budiriro and Glen View high-density suburbs as epicentres of a cholera outbreak that has claimed over 50 lives and the First Lady added her weight to Econet Wireless' month-long clean-up effort. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Sect Hit By Cholera Deaths
[Zimbabwe Standard] Five people have died of cholera in Buhera in recent days bringing the number of Zimbabweans that have succumbed to the water-borne disease to 54 since the latest outbreak began last month, it has been revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Annual Police Funfair Called Off Due to Cholera
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has called off its Commissioner General Funfairs which were scheduled for Bulawayo and Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nation Marks Global Handwashing Day
[The Herald] Zimbabwe yesterday joined the rest of the world in commemorating the Global Handwashing Day, with this year's theme focusing on eradicating cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare Mayor Vows to Tame Cholera
[The Herald] Harare Mayor Councillor Herbert Gomba has urged city officials to channel more resources in addressing the key drivers of the cholera outbreak especially water and sanitation issues in order to transform the lives of ratepayers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Claims 5 in Buhera
[The Herald] Five people from Buhera died recently from the cholera outbreak putting the national death toll at 54, a Cabinet minister has said. The majority of the deceased were mainly from Harare's Glen View and Budiriro suburbs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:UN Agencies Donate U.S.$3 Million Towards Cholera Outbreak
[The Herald] United Nations agencies on Friday donated more than $3 million towards the fight against cholera, which has killed 54 people mainly in Harare. The World Health Organisation poured in $1 004 088 for strengthening response to and management of cholera and other epidemic-prone diseases in Harare, while the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) weighed in with $755 030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:U.S. Hails Progress in Fight Against Cholera
[The Herald] The United States government believes Zimbabwe has made steady progress in the fight against cholera, which claimed 49 lives, mainly in Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Vaccinates 377,000 People Against Cholera in Adamawa
[Premium Times] No fewer than 377,000 people have been vaccinated against cholera in Adamawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:90% of Targeted Population Vaccinated
[The Herald] At least 90 percent of the targeted population in Mbare, Glen View, Glen Norah and Budiriro, Harare, has been vaccinated against cholera, Epidemiology and Disease Control director in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Portia Manangazira, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera in Zimbabwe - 'Education We Are Getting From These Campaigns Can Help us Save Lives'
[UNFPA] Harare -As Zimbabwe battles a cholera outbreak, UNFPA, the United Populations Fund, is providing dignity kits to women and girls in the affected areas and supporting cholera prevention initiatives to reduce its spread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Chivandire Sisters Raise Awareness About Cholera
[Zimbabwe Standard] At the tender ages of 10 and seven, two sisters, Mukundi and Waishe Chivandire, are already showing themselves to be advocates for a clean, healthy and environmentally stable Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Extends Mass Vaccinations
[The Herald] Government has extended mass vaccinations against cholera to residents of Mbare, Glen View, Glen Norah and Budiriro in Harare to allow everyone who could have missed the programme to benefit, Epidemiology and Disease Control director in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Portia Manangazira, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe Vaccinates 1.4 Million to Combat Worst Cholera Outbreak in a Decade Zimbabwe Vaccinates 1.4 Million to Combat Worst Cholera Outbreak in a Decade
Zimbabwe has started vaccinating people living in urban areas to contain the worst cholera outbreak to hit the country in a decade which has left 49 people dead and infected thousands more.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Tackling the Cholera Scourge
[This Day] There is need to raise awareness on sanitation and personal hygiene (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera – Zimbabwe
Since the last Disease Outbreak News was published on 20 September (with data as of 15 September), an additional 4914 cases have been reported including 92 confirmed cases (Figure 1). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – Niger
On 15 July, the outbreak of cholera was officially declared by the Ministry of Public Health of Niger. The first three cases were residents of Nigeria from Jibiya Local Government Area (LGA) in Katsina State on the border with Niger. The cases were all from the same family and reportedly had an onset of symptoms in Jibiya LGA before seeking treatment on 5 July 2018 at a health facility in a bordering town in Niger. Vibrio cholerae serotype O1 Inaba was confirmed in stool samples from all three cases, one of which died within minutes of admission. In addition to these cases, six cases were reported in the following two days...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on the Impact of Nursing
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - October 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Zimbabwe vaccinates 1.4 million to combat worst cholera outbreak in a decade
Zimbabwe has started vaccinating people living in urban areas to contain the worst cholera outbreak to hit the country in a decade which has left 49 people dead and infected thousands more. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:3 Cholera Patients Treated in Mat South
[The Herald] Health officials in Matabeleland South have managed to treat the three cholera cases that were reported in Beitbridge and have also activated the epidemic disaster response plan in all the province's districts, an official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Disease Outbreak Exposes Councils
[The Herald] The recent outbreak of cholera exposed water and sanitation infrastructure challenges facing local authorities attributable to lack of investment in the sector for the past 20 years, Town Clerks Forum chairperson, Mr George Makunde, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO supports Zimbabwe with 1.4 million vaccinations to beat cholera outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting Zimbabwe ’s efforts to begin vaccinating 1.4 million people against a new deadly outbreak of cholera, beginning on Wednesday, after the water-borne disease first surfaced in a suburb of the capital Harare early last month. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Niger says cholera epidemic has killed at least 68 people
since July (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news