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Malawi:Up to Boost Cholera Preparedness in Three Districts
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -United Purpose (UP) has said it will launch a four-month project in three districts of Salima, Dedza and Lilongwe to support their efforts in cholera-prevention preparedness following the just ended outbreak in the districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera Epidemic — Lusaka, Zambia, October 2017–May 2018
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cholera Epidemic - Lusaka, Zambia, October 2017-May 2018
A cholera outbreak that began in October 2017 in Zambia has resulted in approximately 5,900 cases and 114 deaths. The government improved the water supply and administered oral cholera vaccine, but flooding led to a resurgence of cholera. A multisectoral and well-coordinated response was key to the control of the outbreak. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Diarrhea and Acute Respiratory Infection, Oral Cholera Vaccination Coverage, and Care-Seeking Behaviors of Rohingya Refugees — Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October–November 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Ebola Outbreak; Rain in the Time of Cholera; Let's Talk About HPV
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Sewage Leakage At Kawempe, Kiruddu Complicates Cholera Fight
[Monitor] Kampala -A dreadful stench at Mulago's satellite hospitals of Kiruddu and Kawempe has complicated the fight against the recent outbreak of cholera in Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera Vaccination Campaign Starts in Yemen - WHO Cholera Vaccination Campaign Starts in Yemen - WHO
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sudan:Health Minister - 'Sudan 'Free of Watery Diarrhoea'
[Radio Dabanga] Sennar -Sudan's federal Minister if Health, Bahr Idris Abu Garda, has declared that Sudan is now free of the 'watery diarrhoea' outbreak (suspected to be cholera) that hit various parts of the country during the past year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Largest-Ever Global Response to Cholera Targets 2 Million People in Africa
[UN News] The largest cholera vaccination drive in history targeting two million people across Africa is underway, the United Nations announced on Monday, in response to a series of recent deadly outbreaks of the water-borne disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Largest-ever global response to cholera targets 2 million people in Africa
The largest cholera vaccination drive in history targeting two million people across Africa is underway, the United Nations announced on Monday, in response to a series of recent deadly outbreaks of the water-borne disease.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen after year delay: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, 18 months after war and a sanitation crisis triggered an epidemic, but the World Health Organization said it did not yet have permission nationwide to do the vaccinations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, a year and a half after an epidemic was triggered by war and a health and sanitation crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda:Cholera Outbreak - Seven Patients Receiving Treatment At Naguru Hospital
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has indicated that it has not registered any new cholera case in Kampala apart from the seven cases currently receiving treatment at Naguru hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Cholera Outbreak Confirmed in Kampala
[Observer] Government has confirmed an outbreak of the infectious cholera in the country including Makindye division in Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Cholera Outbreak - Boost Community Health Teams
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health last week confirmed the outbreak of cholera in Makindye Division in Kampala. By last Friday, four people with signs of the disease had been admitted to Naguru hospital. According to State minister for Primary Health Care, Ms Sarah Opendi, one case has been confirmed and the rest are probable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Cholera Kills Two in Amudat, 48 Admitted
[Monitor] Cholera outbreak in Amudat District in Karamoja sub region, north eastern Uganda has so far claimed two lives while 48 are currently receiving treatment at Amudat health center IV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Public Warned As Cholera Breaks Out in Kampala
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed the outbreak of cholera in Makindye Division in Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AI detects patterns of gut microbes for cholera risk
(Duke University) Researchers at Duke University and Massachusetts General Hospital used artificial intelligence to spot patterns within the communities of bacteria living in the human gut. These patterns could indicate who among the approximately one billion people around the globe at risk of cholera infection will get sick with the diarrheal disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Washington Post: Asia & Pacific Rohingya Refugees Who Fled Massacres in Burma Face Another Lethal Force: The Monsoon.
Washington Post: Asia& Pacific Rohingya Refugees Who Fled Massacres in Burma Face Another Lethal Force: The Monsoon.May 04, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is preparing for the upcoming monsoon season and potential disease outbreaks, such as cholera, in Bangladesh's refugee camps where many Rohingya fleeing from Myanmar have settled.View External Media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

Reuters: Yemen Risks New Cholera Outbreak as Rainy Season Begins
May 04, 2018According to astudy conducted by researchers at Epicentre, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) research arm, Yemen's rainy season could trigger another wave of cholera in the country, which is still reeling from a massive outbreak and experiencing the effects of ongoing conflict:View External Media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

In South Sudan, Denial of Humanitarian Aid is a War Tactic
Credit: WatchlistBy Christine MonaghanMay 4 2018 (IPS)When I visited South Sudan last year, I heard story after story about health professionals and humanitarian workers being prevented from doing critical work. Government officials regularly increased fees for nonprofits trying to alleviate the effects of conflict, stopped humanitarian convoys from delivering life-saving supplies, and erected bureaucratic obstacles designed to impede access to civilians in need.“There are ‘sitting fees’ you need to pay to government and the opposition when negotiating access to deliver aid,” one aid worker told me....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Christine Monaghan Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare Water Crisis Deepens
[The Herald] Some suburbs in Harare are experiencing serious water supply shortages, exposing residents to water-borne diseases like cholera. A snap survey by The Herald yesterday confirmed the situation. Some parts of the central business district (CBD) had no water yesterday forcing businesses to rely on boreholes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Mass Oral Cholera Vaccination Planned
[East African] As Uganda battles to control a cholera outbreak that has so far killed 44 Congolese refugees in the Lake Albert region, the Ministry of Health says it will undertake a mass oral vaccination starting next month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Preventive Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign Underway in Juba, South Sudan
Press releasePreventive Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign Underway in Juba, South SudanMay 01, 2018Working with the health authorities and partners, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is carrying out a four-week preventive oral cholera vaccination campaign in Juba, to increase the immunity of people at risk of this deadly disease. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

A Team of Two: EMS And Epidemiology
“What’s an epidemiologist?” is usually the first question I get asked when people inquire about my career. If someone happens to know what an epidemiologist is, they usually ask if I work with viruses like Ebola or the flu. They might even reference a few movies like Outbreak, Contagion, or World War Z. I must admit, I wouldn’t mind single-handedly saving the world from a rare and horrific disease, but in the real world, epidemiology is a little less glamorous. Epidemiology is “the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

A Team of Two: EMS And Epidemiology
“What’s an epidemiologist?” is usually the first question I get asked when people inquire about my career. If someone happens to know what an epidemiologist is, they usually ask if I work with viruses like Ebola or the flu. They might even reference a few movies like Outbreak, Contagion, or World War Z. I must admit, I wouldn’t mind single-handedly saving the world from a rare and horrific disease, but in the real world, epidemiology is a little less glamorous. Epidemiology is “the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

Nigeria:1, 296 IDPs Risk Cholera Outbreak in Yobe
[Vanguard] There are indications that the 1, 296 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Pompomari camp, Damaturu, may face cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases due to absence of water and sanitation facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Firing of Striking Nurses, Closure of Hospital and Growing Cholera Crisis
[Kubatana.net] The Chitungwiza Community Development Network (CCDN), on behalf of concerned Chitungwiza residents and the generality of Zimbabweans, would like to register its shock and displeasure with the Government of Zimbabwe on its mishandling of the Health sector labour issues and subsequent firing of striking nurses which has led to the closure of Chitungwiza Central Hospital (CCH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Stares Cholera Carnage As Floods Uproot Multitudes
[CAJ News] Nairobi -KENYA is at risk of a deadly outbreak of waterborne diseases following heavy rains and flash flooding afflicting hundreds of thousands of civilians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This New Movie Will Give You a New Love for Insects. Really.
Nobody went to Colombia to get well in the early 1990s. Actually, few people went there even to visit—what with the drug wars and the political wars and the State Department warnings against traveling anywhere in the country. But Robert Oelman did go to Colombia in that dangerous era, and what he found there was peace and purpose. It was, improbably, the country’s insect life that was responsible, and their story—Oelman’s and the katydids’ and the mantises’ and the leaf hoppers’—is told in the dazzling new documentary Learning to See, which premiered in March at the SXSW Film...
Source: TIME: Science - April 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized documentaries onetime Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Suspected Cholera Cases On The Rise
[The Herald] The water and sanitation situation in Chitungwiza's St Mary's suburb remains critical as cases of suspected cholera increased to 24 in Harare and Chitungwiza over the past week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Districts On High Alert Over Cholera Outbreak
[Monitor] The rainy season is often associated with various challenges such as floods and cholera outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:UN Migration Agency and Partners Reach More Than 140,000 People With Vaccination Campaigns
[UN News] The United Nations migration agency and its partners are set to begin a second round of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Malakal and Wau, South Sudan, after the initial round reached more than 60,400 people in March of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: UN migration agency and partners reach more than 140,000 people with vaccination campaigns
The United Nations migration agency and its partners are set to begin a second round of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Malakal and Wau, South Sudan, after the initial round reached more than 60,400 people in March of this year. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi cholera outbreak kills 30
At least 30 people have died in a cholera outbreak in Malawi, official says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Kagadi, Hoima Health Workers Grapple With Cholera Outbreak
[Monitor] Kagadi -The rapid outbreak of cholera, a highly contagious and deadly communicable disease, has strained healthcare workers in Kagadi and Hoima districts in Bunyoro Sub- region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi cholera death toll rises to 30 after heavy rainfall hits capital
LILONGWE (Reuters) - The death toll from cholera in Malawi has risen to 30 from the 26 recorded last month, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda:Cholera Kills 40 Congolese in Overcrowded Uganda Refugee Camps
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A cholera outbreak in overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda has killed about 40 people and infected more than 2,000 as health workers rush to stem the spread, aid agencies said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:PDI Receives U.S.$47,000 to Fight Cholera in Karonga and Rumphi
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Participatory Development Initiative (PDI) has received K34.1 million from the Department for International Development (DFID) through UNICEF to implement a water and sanitation project in cholera hit areas of Karonga and Rumphi districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Jos Metropolis Gobbled Up By Refuse, Residents Risk Cholera Outbreak
[Guardian] Jos -Jos, the Plateau State capital, resumed work last week after Easter only to be greeted with heaps of foul-smelling refuse all over the major streets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera - How to Avoid Being Infected
[Daily Trust] Abuja and Damaturu -Between January to date, the country has witnessed cholera outbreaks leading may cases of hospitalization and deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Rukwa Controls Cholera 'Fully'
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -RUKWA region has officially declared that cholera has been fully controlled and that the lives of citizens in the Lake Rukwa Basin in Sumbawanga District are safe. Latest reports had it that the deadly disease that started on November 15 , last year and lasted for 108 days killed nine people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Resurfaces in Harare
[The Herald] Fears of a new cholera outbreak are abound in Harare after council confirmed the death of a 46-year-old man in Stoneridge as a result of the water-borne disease, while the man's sibling who got in contact with him also died in Chitungwiza. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:13 Die of Cholera in Yobe
[Premium Times] A cholera outbreak in Gashua, Yobe State has claimed 13 lives out of 160 cases reported in the last six days, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia withdraws military personnel deployed to fight cholera
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has withdrawn military personnel deployed in December to help clean up the capital and other cities at the height of a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 80 people in seven months, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Standard Case Definition of Priority Diseases/Conditions in Nigeria
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 08/2017 This 14-page document provides a table of diseases and conditions in Nigeria, and standard case definitions for suspected cases. Diseases and conditions include anthrax, cholera, dengue fever, Lassa fever, SARS, and yellow fever. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zambia:Health Minister Warns Against Complacency in Cholera Fight
[Times of Zambia] Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has warned against complacency in the fight against cholera even if the disease is on the verge of being contained after months of intense measures to stop the epidemic which killed more than 70 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news