Mozambique: Cholera in Three Cabo Delgado Districts
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican health authorities have declared a cholera outbreak in three districts in the northern province of Cabo Delgado - namely Macomia, Mocimboa da Praia and Ibo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: MSF Improving Healthcare in Remote and Conflict-Ridden Northern Mozambique
[MSF] MSF has been providing healthcare in Cabo Delgado province, one of the poorest and most isolated regions of Mozambique, since February 2019. Early activities were rapidly disrupted by Cyclone Kenneth in late April 2019, and replaced with emergency response to displacement and cholera. Since then, MSF has been building up healthcare activities. Bruno Cardoso, MSF's project coordinator, has just returned from Mozambique and tells us more about the situation and what MSF does there. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pandemics, regional outbreaks, and sudden-onset disasters - Gully PR.
Pandemics of influenza, cholera, and plague are part of global history. Regional epidemics and pandemics of infectious diseases, primarily influenza A, continue to cause significant morbidity and mortality while remaining unpredictable in nature. Sudden-on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus
“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Cholera Vaccine Vaxchora for Adults, Children EU Panel Backs Cholera Vaccine Vaxchora for Adults, Children
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended marketing authorization for Vaxchora recombinant, live, oral cholera vaccine.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare, Cassava Allay Cholera Fears
[Zimbabwe Standard] Harare City Council and Clean City, a subsidiary of smart digital technology provider Cassava Smartech, which is part of the Econet Group, have moved in to ensure that no fresh outbreak of cholera occurs in the capital after entering into a partnership targeting suburbs vulnerable to waterborne diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Haiti cholera outbreak ‘stopped in its tracks’
After a nine-year long cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed close to 10,000 people, this week the country reached the milestone of an entire year free from any new cases of the deadly waterborne disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia: 145 Cases of Suspected Cholera Reported
[Dalsan Radio] The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 145 new suspected cases of cholera, with one death reported, for epidemiological week 2 (6-12 January 2020). The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases since the beginning of this outbreak is 10 113, including 51 associated deaths. So far in 2020, active transmission has been reported from Banadir and Lower Shebelle regions. Of the 145 cases reported during this week, 79% of the cases (114) are children under 5 years of age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola and Cholera Epidemics: An ALNAP Lessons Paper
Source: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP). Published: 1/17/2020. This 41-page paper aims to inform future humanitarian responses to epidemics or in contexts of an epidemic by drawing lessons for humanitarian practitioners from the responses to Ebola and cholera epidemics since 2010. It details nine lessons to limit the number of cases and deaths, and three lessons to limit the spillover effects of epidemics. It discusses how epidemics are happening more frequently and taking more lives in contexts where humanitarian actors operate. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why cholera is noninflammatory
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Malawi: Cholera Outbreak Looms in Mzuzu City Over Sanitation
[Nyasa Times] Chances that there could be a serious outbreak of waterborne diseases in the northern region city of Mzuzu are high as officials have confessed that they have no waste management facilities, Nyasa Times can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Cancer, Climate Change, Re-Emerging Diseases to Dominate Research This Year
[East African] It was a tumultuous year, research scientists say of 2019, as they point to cholera that swept through Mozambique, threatening the population just as the protracted Ebola crisis hit the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Vibrio cholerae MARTX toxin silences the inflammatory response to cytoskeletal damage before inducing actin cytoskeleton collapse
Multifunctional autoprocessing repeats-in-toxin (MARTX) toxins are pore-forming bacterial toxins that translocate multiple functionally independent effector domains into a target eukaryotic cell. Vibrio cholerae colonizes intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) and uses a MARTX toxin with three effector domains—an actin cross-linking domain (ACD), a Rho inactivation domain (RID), and an α/β hydrolase domain (ABH)—to suppress innate immunity and enhance colonization. We investigated whether these multiple catalytic enzymes delivered from a single toxin functioned in a coordinated manner to suppress intesti...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Woida, P. J., Satchell, K. J. F. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Malawi: Cholera Case Confirmed in Limbe
[Nyasa Times] One cholera case, the first in this rainy season, has been confirmed in Limbe - Blantyre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministry of Health Says Fight Against Cholera On Course
[Nyasa Times] Government says the fight against cholera is on course after registering one death and 20 cholera cases up from over 900 cases and 42 deaths in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

IVI to lead critical standard reagents availability for oral cholera vaccine manufacturing
(International Vaccine Institute) The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) received a $1.4 million grant from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation to ensure critical standards and reagents are available to low-cost oral cholera vaccine (OCV) manufacturers in the global health market. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Mzuzu Council Holds Residents Responsible for City's Filthiness
[Nyasa Times] Mzuzu City Council (MCC) has gone flat-out accusing residents of the city for playing a pivotal role in accelerating filthiness in the city, saying it is peddling the rise of a number of waterborne diseases including cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Cases Drop By 60 Percent Worldwide - WHO
[Vanguard] A new report by the World Health Organisation, WHO has shown that number of cholera cases have decreased globally by 60 percent in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 3 Admitted With Cholera, Five Food Outlets Shut in Kirinyaga
[Nation] Three people were admitted with cholera in Kirinyaga County on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Cases Drop 60% Globally, As Nigeria Records Significant Progress - WHO
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said the number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60 per cent in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief: tobacco burn-out, cholera cases down, ‘shifting the needle’ on climate
Among today’s stories: more men are quitting nicotine than ever before, a big drop in cholera cases was recorded between 2017 and 2018, and the UN calls on developed countries to raise their climate ambitions, following the disappointment of COP25. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization reports 60 per cent drop in cholera in 2018
International action to drive down cholera led to a 60 per cent decrease in cases in 2018, compared with the previous year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Oral Vaccine, Quicker Response Reduce Cholera Cases - WHO
[East African] Africa's cholera cases in 2018 reduced by a commendable 37 per cent from more than 165,000 to 120,652 cases, partly due to containing a protracted outbreak in Somalia and South Sudan, as well as reducing cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports the World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mzuzu Residents Asked to Avoid Ready Foods
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Mzuzu City Council (MCC) Environmental Health Office has advised people in the city to refrain from buying ready foods from vendors to avert diseases such as cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Embarks On the Second Phase of Oral Cholera Vaccination Exercise
[WHO] Zombo, 16 December 2019: - As part of its strategic plan to prevent Cholera outbreaks in the country, the Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) embarked on round two of the second phase of the Integrated Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign exercise targeting over 681 270 individuals aged one year and above. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Malaria Breached Epidemic Threshold in 2019
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -More than 1.8 million cases of malaria were reported from across Sudan so far in 2019, a sharp increase compared to previous years, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday. Cases of diphtheria, dengue fever, rift valley fever, chikungunya, and cholera continue to be recorded across the country, according to the Sudanese Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nippon Foundation Announces US$ 2m Support for the Education of Rohingya Children in Bangladesh
Chairman of The Nippon Foundation Yohei Sasakawa and BRAC Executive Director Asif Saleh announcing $2 million partnership. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPSBy Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 (IPS) In the light of limited access to education for displaced Rohingya children, the Nippon Foundation has announced US$ 2 million support to BRAC to launch a project to ensure educational facilities to both Rohingya and local community children. The Nippon Foundation made the announcement at a press conference at the BRAC Centre in Dhaka, which was attended by Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa and BRAC Executive Direc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Uganda: 15 Admitted Over Suspected Outbreak in Budaka
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Fifteen people are admitted at Budaka health center IV in critical condition following a suspected cholera outbreak. The cholera suspects are residents of Sekulo B Sekulo parish in Kadimkoli Sub County in Budaka district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Cholera Deaths Escalate in DRC
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 500 people have died this year from a worsening outbreak of cholera wreaking havoc in Central and West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: UK Donates U.S.$71 Million for Food, Anti-Cholera Strategies
[New Zimbabwe] Britain has donated £49 million towards food security in Zimbabwe and a further £5 million towards efforts to combat cholera outbreaks in its troubled former colony. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Kills Five in Ogun
[Premium Times] No fewer than five persons were confirmed dead out of 12 reported cases of cholera on Friday at Lafenwa, Abeokuta North local council of Ogun. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018; Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2019. This three-page report on cases of cholera is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on September 17, 2019. In the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA), cholera is a rare disease associated with travel to countries outside of the EU/EEA. In 2018, five EU/EEA countries reported 26 confirmed cases of cholera, which was in the same range as in previous years. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak in Bakassi - Six Deaths, 34 Cases Being Treated
[Cameroon Tribune] The epidemic in Idabato, Bakassi Peninsula and its environs is under control, say health officials in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Never Stops Worrying
I am afraid for Dr. Tedros’ safety. The World Health Organization Director-General and I are walking from the WHO’s midtown-Manhattan offices to the nearby U.N. campus, where Tedros is participating in the U.N. General Assembly. As we cross avenues amid a chorus of honking horns, Tedros is so intent on answering my questions, rarely breaking eye contact, that he appears not to notice traffic lights changing and cyclists whizzing past at alarming proximity. His staff and I breathe a collective sigh of relief when he arrives at the U.N. unscathed. It should come as no surprise that the man at the helm of the worl...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized climate change health World Health Organization Source Type: news

Burundi: Burundi Cholera Epidemic - 'Thankfully, My Family All Came Back Cured'
[MSF] Since June 2019, Burundi has been facing a major cholera epidemic. More than 1,000 cases have been recorded, the majority from Bujumbura, the country's main city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consuming cholera toxin counteracts age-associated obesity
(Impact Journals LLC) Here the research team tested a safe and well-established microbe-based immune adjuvant to restore immune homeostasis and counteract inflammation-associated obesity in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sudan: SitRep - Scale-Up of Cholera Response in Khartoum
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are working with partners and at-risk communities to scale up surveillance of cholera in Khartoum. On November 7, the final phase of the five-year yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting more than 30 million people across Sudan was launched. According to the Sudan Metrological Authority, rainfall in the country has been persistently above average throughout most of the 2019 season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: World Health Organisation Supports South Sudan in Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign
[WHO] Juba, 15 November 2019 - To mitigate the risk of cholera outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and MedAir are immunizing 144 033 people against cholera in Renk, a county bordering Blue Nile state in Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sick Of Pesticides? Remember Death In The Time Of Cholera.
Chlorine and fluoride are pesticides you drink every day in your tap water. The alternative is to get sick and die from foul water, so stop freaking out about it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Cumbers, Contributor Source Type: news

Zero new confirmed cholera cases in Haiti for nine months: UN envoy
Although Haiti is in the “homestretch” of defeating a cholera outbreak first declared nine years ago, the battle is far from over before the country is free of the deadly disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Vector-Borne Diseases Continue to Spread
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing various disease outbreaks in the past months, including cholera, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), chikungunya, and malaria. The government and humanitarian partners actively responded to the outbreaks, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports. Most complaints reaching Radio Dabanga come from the western and eastern parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control says that within 36 hours, a disease outbreak can spread from a remote village to major urban cities of the world. According to preventepidemics.org, a website which ranks countries’ levels of e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Cholera prevention efforts underway to protect millions in Sudan ’s Khartoum state
A campaign has got underway to prevent the spread of a deadly cholera outbreak to Sudan’s populous Khartoum state, home to more than eight million people, UN medics said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Lilongwe Registers First Cholera Case
[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe has registered its first cholera case ahead of the rainy season, triggering fears of the outbreak of the disease when the rains finally come. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Decline in Cholera Cases in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Sennar / Blue Nile -Sennar and Blue Nile state witnessed a significant decline in cholera cases over the past weeks. Health authorities in both states attributed the decline to efforts to combat the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Two Cholera Cases Recorded in Omdurman
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -According to the Sudanese Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO), 323 suspected cholera cases, including 10 deaths, were reported in Blue Nile state, Sennar and Khartoum between end August and 22 October. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudanese Professionals Condemn Ministers for Endorsing Militia Health Campaign
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) has condemned the participation of members of the Sovereign Council in the launch of a campaign against cholera, dengue, and Chikungunya in some parts of Sudan organised by the Rapid Support Forces RSF militia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Ministry of Health Reports 25 New Cholera Cases
[Dalsan Radio] The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 25 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 39 (23-29 September) in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Human Health Is in the Hands of Bacteria
In the beginning, there were single-cell bacteria. They were the only life on earth for billions of years, then larger cells evolved, then multicellular organisms, and then plants and animals. But the bacteria never went away, and all organisms, including us humans, have had to learn to live with them. Today, the lessons they are teaching us could change the trajectory of human health for generations. When bacteria were first discovered more than three centuries ago, most attention was on the ones we fought, which caused diseases like cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Through vaccines and antibiotics, we have made amazing...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martin J. Blaser Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news