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Malawi:Nkhata Bay Health Office Runs Out of Chlorine for Cholera Prevention
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhata Bay District Health Office (DHO) on Tuesday appealed to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to assist the district with High Test Hypo chloride (HTH) chlorine saying the district was remaining with one 45Kg tin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Health Sector Geared to Contain Cholera
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Ministry of Health and Population has assured people in the country that it is fully prepared to prevent outbreaks of cholera and treat any reported case during the 2017/18 rainy season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Health Project Helps Villages On Lake Tanganyika Shores Beat Cholera
[Citizen] Sumbawanga -Authorities in Rukwa Region have expressed their satisfaction with the outcomes of the implementation of a health project in villages dotting the shores of Lake Tanganyika aimed at containing cholera as well as minimise death rates of pregnant mothers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Cholera Claims 3 Lives
[Zambia Reports] The outbreak of cholera in Lusaka has claimed three lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:'New Cholera Cases in Sudan's Sennar but Epidemic Abating' - Doctor
[Radio Dabanga] Singa -One person died and 15 others reportedly infected with cholera in Singa in Sudan's Sennar state last week, however the area is seeing a general decrease in cases. A medical source told Radio Dabanga that by Sunday, the isolation centre at Singa Hospital received about 15 cases from in and around Senga. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chad: Preventing the Spread of a Cholera Epidemic
Field newsChad: Preventing the Spread of a Cholera EpidemicNovember 17, 2017Since September, a cholera epidemic inChad has followed the meandering path of the Bahr-Azoum river —used by many for washing, bathing, and even drinking—southward from the eastern Sila region to the more heavily populated district of Am Timan, in Salamat region, near the border with Central African Republic. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Malawi:Nsanje Records First Cholera Case
[Nyasa Times] Nsanje District has recorded its first cholera case; health authorities have confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Over 800 Dead in DRC Cholera Outbreak
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 800 people have been killed as a result of a cholera epidemic linked to escalating conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The deaths of the 882 victims have been recorded from over 44 000 outbreaks since the beginning of the year. Authorities said while the cholera epidemic has been on a downward trend, however, a relatively large increase in the number of cases has been observed in the Kasai and Lomani provinces. The provinces of are the last to be affected by the epidemic and had n (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Nsanje Records First Cholera Case
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Nsanje District has recorded its first cholera case; health authorities have confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PBS Newshour: Cholera, Hunger, and War are Ravaging Yemen. What Role Does the U.S. Play?
In the NewsPBS Newshour: Cholera, Hunger, and War are Ravaging Yemen. What Role Does the U.S. Play?November 14, 2017Justin Armstrong, the Yemen country director for Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), discusses the cholera outbreak and the effects of the blockade by the Saudi-led coalition.View External Media.Read More: Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn. The escalation of ethnic clashes in southeastern DRC in recent months has left millions displaced and on the verge of starvation.In the past year alone, the conflict has displaced nearly 2 million, 850,000 of whom are children and some of whom have fled to the neighboring nations of Angola and Zambia. DRC already had the highest number of new displacements in the world in 2016.Last month, the U...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Cholera: The link between the world's major outbreaks leads to better control strategies
(Institut Pasteur) Researchers at the Institut Pasteur and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with international institutions, recently published two studies tracing the history of cholera outbreaks from the last 60 years. The results show that the latest cholera pandemic originated in Asia, and that the majority of antibiotic resistant strains come from this continent. These findings help to improve understanding of how the cholera bacterium circulates, and to anticipate the risk of new outbreaks emerging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

Genomes rewrite cholera's global story
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology In Depth Source Type: news

Genomic history of the seventh pandemic of cholera in Africa
The seventh cholera pandemic has heavily affected Africa, although the origin and continental spread of the disease remain undefined. We used genomic data from 1070 Vibrio cholerae O1 isolates, across 45 African countries and over a 49-year period, to show that past epidemics were attributable to a single expanded lineage. This lineage was introduced at least 11 times since 1970, into two main regions, West Africa and East/Southern Africa, causing epidemics that lasted up to 28 years. The last five introductions into Africa, all from Asia, involved multidrug-resistant sublineages that replaced antibiotic-susceptible sublin...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Weill, F.-X., Domman, D., Njamkepo, E., Tarr, C., Rauzier, J., Fawal, N., Keddy, K. H., Salje, H., Moore, S., Mukhopadhyay, A. K., Bercion, R., Luquero, F. J., Ngandjio, A., Dosso, M., Monakhova, E., Garin, B., Bouchier, C., Pazzani, C., Mutreja, A., Grun Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Integrated view of Vibrio cholerae in the Americas
Latin America has experienced two of the largest cholera epidemics in modern history; one in 1991 and the other in 2010. However, confusion still surrounds the relationships between globally circulating pandemic Vibrio cholerae clones and local bacterial populations. We used whole-genome sequencing to characterize cholera across the Americas over a 40-year time span. We found that both epidemics were the result of intercontinental introductions of seventh pandemic El Tor V. cholerae and that at least seven lineages local to the Americas are associated with disease that differs epidemiologically from epidemic cholera. Our r...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Domman, D., Quilici, M.-L., Dorman, M. J., Njamkepo, E., Mutreja, A., Mather, A. E., Delgado, G., Morales-Espinosa, R., Grimont, P. A. D., Lizarraga-Partida, M. L., Bouchier, C., Aanensen, D. M., Kuri-Morales, P., Tarr, C. L., Dougan, G., Parkhill, J., Ca Tags: Epidemiology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Mozambique:Community Leaders Accused of Spreading Cholera
[AIM] Maputo -About 50 traditional chiefs and other community leaders in Memba district, in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, say that they have come under attack from people who accuse them of deliberately spreading cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Red Cross Targets Beach Communities to Counter Cholera
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The Malawi Red Cross Society has embarked on interpersonal communication for emergency cholera outbreak preparedness and response to communities along the lakeshore areas in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Two Die As Cholera Outbreak Rages in Kenya
[East African] Two people have died and more than ten others hospitalised following a cholera outbreak in Embu County, in central Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MSF says closing most cholera centers in Yemen as epidemic wanes
GENEVA (Reuters) - The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is closing most of its 37 cholera treatment centers in Yemen, saying the epidemic appears to have peaked. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya:Two Die, 26 Hospitalised as Cholera Outbreak Rages
[Nation] Two people have died and 26 others hospitalised following cholera outbreak in Embu County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF Reduces Cholera Response as Admissions Drop
Field newsYemen: MSF Reduces Cholera Response as Admissions DropOctober 30, 2017The number of cholera cases reported in Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment centers (CTCs) inYemen has significantly decreased since the peak of the outbreak. As a result, the international medical humanitarian organization is closing the majority of its cholera treatment centers or reducing their capacity.The weekly number of admissions in MSF CTCs in Yemen shrank from 11,139 in the third week of June —at the peak of the outbreak—to 567 in the second week of October. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Sudan:Two Die of Cholera in Sudan's Kassala
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala -Two women died and two other people were infected with cholera at Aroma locality of Kassala state last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:21 People Test Positive for Cholera in Embu County
[Nation] Twenty one people, among them a KCPE candidate are admitted to various hospitals in Embu County after they exhibited cholera-like symptoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Nine Patients Hospitalized in Cibitoke Due to Cholera Disease
[Iwacu] Since 20 October, 15 patients have been admitted to hospital in Rugombo Health Center in western Cibitoke province due to cholera disease. Up to this 25 October, only nine patients are still receiving treatment while six others recovered and went back home. All of them are residents of Miduha sector of Rukana II hill in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke Province. According to hospital nurses, three people would have died before reaching the hospital. The local administration is investigating into the cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deliberate Famine Should Be a War Crime, UN Expert Says
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 2017 (IPS)The deliberate starvation of civilians could amount to a war crime and should be prosecuted, said an independent UN human rights expert. In a new report, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver examined the right to food in conflict situations and found a grim picture depicting the most severe humanitarian crisis since the UN was established.Hilal Elver. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider“Contrary to popular belief, causalities resulting directly from combat usually make up only a small proportion of deaths in conflict zones, with most individuals ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Images reveal the horrific toll of malnutrition in Yemen
A quarter of the 28 million population are starving, with half a million children under the age of five severely malnourished and at least 2,135 people killed by cholera. This photo series shows the impact. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia:Cholera Threat May Force Cancellation of Independence Day Celebrations
[Zambia Reports] Government may consider the cancellation of Independence Day celebrations following a cholera outbreak in some parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medieval diseases are making a grim comeback
The return of plague and cholera reveals a fragile stand-off between humans and bacteria (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudan:'Over 35,000' Cholera Cases in Sudan - Who, Ministry
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -The total number of reported cases of 'acute watery diarrhoea' across 18 states of Sudan has reached over 35,000 people - including 800 related deaths since August 2016 - according to the latest update from the World Health Organization and the Sudanese Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Lusaka City Council Bans Fresh Foods On Streets
[Zambia Reports] The Lusaka City Council has banned the sale of ready to eat food stuffs on the streets in a bid to curb the cholera outbreak which has so far claimed one life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fake economist Paul Krugman falsely claims cholera outbreak in Puerto Rico in lame attempt to smear President Trump
(Natural News) The Alt-Left’s attacks on President Donald J. Trump are taking on an even nastier tone as these disgusting human beings continue to try and separate him from his widening base of support. Most of the time the things Leftists attempt to smear Trump with are complete fabrications, and of course in those cases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh ’ s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cholera Vaccination May Lower Risk of Death From Colorectal Cancer Cholera Vaccination May Lower Risk of Death From Colorectal Cancer
Cholera vaccination after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with reduced risks of death from CRC and from any cause, according to data from a Swedish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Memba Cholera Outbreak "under Control"
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that an outbreak of cholera in Memba district, on the coast of the northern province of Nampula, is now under control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Cholera Deaths Soaring, Says UNICEF
[Shabelle] MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting Somalia and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN agencies launch cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
In a race to prevent a cholera outbreak among the more than half a million Rohingya refugee arrivals over the past six weeks in Cox ’ s Bazaar, Bangladesh, United Nations agencies launched on Tuesday a massive immunization campaign. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Cholera Cases Reach 17 in Lusaka
[Zambia Reports] Lusaka has been hit by a cholera outbreak with merely the first signs of rain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN starts cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees
UN agencies and Bangladesh's Health Ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the waterborne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Africa: Cholera Deaths Soaring in Eastern, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] Nairobi -MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 102 800 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76,6 percent of the total cases reported, followed by South Sudan at 15,9 percent. Over the past four weeks, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), Tanzania has r (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya
U.N. agencies say they have begun a "massive cholera immunization campaign" to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'I felt like death:' Cholera epidemic spreads Yemen misery
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'I felt like death:' Cholera epidemic spreads misery in Yemen
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery
HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia: Lusaka Cholera Cases Rise
[Times of Zambia] More cholera cases have been reported in Lusaka with the Ministry of Health placing the city on high alert. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Still Scourge - New Disease Claims 12 Lives in North Darfur Capital
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala / Sinkat -An unidentified disease reportedly claimed the lives of 12 people from camp Otash for the displaced in Nyala, capital of South Darfur during the past week. 65 others were infected, however all but two have reportedly been discharged from hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news