Zambia:Cholera Fight - Get Rid of Illigal Markets
[Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA'S major towns are awash with illegal markets which are not only an eyesore but a breeding ground for waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Cholera Halts UPND Political Activities
[Zambia Reports] UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has announced the party will oblige by instructions not to hold meetings or visit cholera affected areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Eastern Province Record Two Cases of Cholera
[Zambia Reports] Two suspected Cholera cases have been recorded in Sinda District at Mung'omba and the patients have since been quarantined at Mung'omba Rural Health Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Kitwe Council Bans Sale of Fresh Foods in Wake of Cholera Crisis
[Zambia Reports] In the wake of Cholera outbreaks recorded in Lusaka, the sale of fresh foods such as meat, chicken pieces, fish among others on the streets have been banned in Kitwe District following a consultative meeting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Cholera Forces Supreme Court to Postpone Sitting
[Zambia Reports] The cholera outbreak that has hit almost every aspect of Zambian life has forced the judiciary to postpone the Supreme Court appeals sessions that were scheduled for January 9. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia shuts Hungry Lion restaurants over cholera contamination
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has shut three of South African retailer Shoprite's Hungry Lion fast-food restaurants after their food tested positive for the bacterium that causes cholera, a government minister said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia:Three Hungry Lion Outlets Flagged for Cholera
[Zambia Reports] Local government minister Vincent Mwale says three Hungry Lion food outlets have been flagged for cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Cholera Outbreak Delays 2018 School Calendar
[Zambia Reports] Government has announced the 2018 school calendar will delay indefinitely after 50 deaths have been recorded countrywide following the outbreak of cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trendy ‘ Raw Water ’ Can Reportedly Give You Hepatitis, Other Diseases
CBS Local — A new health craze that has many people paying high prices for unfiltered water is also reportedly putting those people at risk for diseases like hepatitis and norovirus. According to a report from The New York Times, the demand for “raw water” in and around California’s Silicon Valley has sent prices soaring. The small companies bottling their untreated product have hiked the price from around $37 to over $60 for a 2.5-gallon jug. “It has a vaguely mild sweetness, a nice smooth mouth feel, nothing that overwhelms the flavor profile,” San Francisco grocery store manager Kevin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bacteria Chris Melore Fluoride Hepatitis Local TV Norovirus raw water talkers Source Type: news

Zambia:Cleanup Operation by Defence Forces Aims to Control Cholera
[Times of Zambia] DESPERATE times call for desperate measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An unusual form of antibiotic resistance in pandemic cholera
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers at the University of Georgia have now shown that the enzyme that makes the El Tor family of V. cholerae resistant to those antibiotics has a different mechanism of action from any comparable proteins observed in bacteria so far. Understanding that mechanism better equips researchers to overcome the challenge it presents in a world with increasing antibiotic resistance. The results of this research are published in the Dec. 22 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zambia President Orders Military to Help Fight Cholera Spread Zambia President Orders Military to Help Fight Cholera Spread
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which has killed 41 people in the nation's capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since late September.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

In World's Worst Cholera Outbreak, Vaccine Talks Hang in the Balance In World's Worst Cholera Outbreak, Vaccine Talks Hang in the Balance
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kenya:One Dead, 112 in Hospital As Cholera Breaks Out in Tharaka-Nithi
[Nation] One person has died while 112 have been admitted to various hospitals in Tharaka-Nithi County in what is feared to be a cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mombasa Man Dies of Cholera As His Wife Fights for Her Life
[Nation] A man has died of cholera in Likoni, Mombasa County, while his wife is battling for her life at a cholera treatment centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Cholera Outbreak Hits Some Parts of Karonga District
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government has commended health workers for their dedication and hard work in ensuring that the cholera outbreak in Karonga is contained. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia president orders military to help fight cholera spread
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which has killed 41 people in the nation's capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since late September. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera hotspots found at Uganda's borders and lakes
(PLOS) Uganda is among the countries is sub-Saharan Africa where cholera remains a recurring problem, despite advances in science and technology for prevention, detection and treatment of the infectious disease. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified cholera hotspots around Uganda to help target interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:After 61 Deaths, Cholera Outbreak in Borno Finally Over
[Premium Times] The cholera outbreak which has plagued Internally Displaced Persons, IDP camps in Borno State for the past five months is finally over, the World Health Organisation, WHO, said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera outbreak in restive Borno state successfully contained, says UN health agency
A five-month long cholera outbreak in Nigeria's conflict-affected Borno state has been successfully contained, the United Nations health agency has announced. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpass one million, reports UN health agency
The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, urging greater efforts to tackle the outbreak and deal with the deteriorating health situation in the war-torn nation. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arab alliance: Yemen one million cholera cases report exaggerated
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Friday an announcement by the International Committee of the Red Cross that cholera cases in the country had reached one million suspected cases was exaggerated. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia:U.S. $4 Million for Cholera Fight
[Times of Zambia] THE Ministry of Finance has so far pumped K45 million into efforts to fight the latest outbreak of cholera since October when the first cases were reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Borno Govt - Last Cholera Outbreak Claimed 61 Lives
[This Day] Maiduguri -The Borno State Government thursday disclosed that the recent cholera outbreak that ravaged some of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state claimed 61 lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Officials Declare Borno Free of Cholera After Disease Claims 61 Lives
[Premium Times] The Borno government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared the state free of cholera, four months after the disease claimed 61 lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit one million: ICRC
DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera epidemic has reached one million suspected cases, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, with war leaving more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak hits record 1 million
It had already become the world's biggest cholera outbreak in recent history, but now the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen since April has hit 1 million, and at an incredibly fast speed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit 1 million: ICRC
DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit 1 million, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, as war has left more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit 1 million - ICRC
DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit 1 million with more than 80 percent of the population lacking food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare in the country's civil war, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malawi:Machinga Machinga District Hospital in Cholera Outbreak Prevention
[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -Machinga District Hospital (DHO) has embarked on an exercise to distribute chlorine to households in a drive to contain outbreak of cholera and diarrhea during this rainy season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Cholera Kills Two in Karonga - Cases Rise to 51
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Karonga District Council and other stakeholders working in health sector are in dilemma over the fast spreading of a cholera outbreak in the district where two people have died with a total of 51 registered cases in four weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rohingyas: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis
Newly arrived Rohingya people wait at an army camp in Sabrang in Teknaf on Nov. 29, 2017 before being shifted to a camp in Cox's Bazar. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 16 2017 (IPS)Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh’s Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohingya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.“Access to water is terrible here,” Begum said. “We’ve only a couple of hand-dug shallow wells and we don’t get enough wat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh International Organization Source Type: news

Kenya:Recruitment of Health Professionals Into Security Services to Be Enhanced
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Plans are underway to expand the ratio of health workers in security services to ensure effective response to health emergencies such as cholera which remains active in seven counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera resurges in Zambian capital Lusaka, WHO says
GENEVA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed 15 people and made 547 sick in Zambia's capital Lusaka and the rising caseload is expected to grow further as the rainy season starts, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera – Kenya
Disease news outbreak for cholera in Kenya. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Single-dose vaccine could provide faster protection in cholera epidemics
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide. Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine now shows that giving a stronger single-dose of a live oral vaccine could be an effective tool in controlling outbreaks more quickly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cholera – Zambia
Disease news outbreak for cholera in Zambia. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria:Anambra Records 11 Cases of Cholera
[Daily Trust] Awka -The Anambra State Ministry of Health said 11 people have been hospitalized following a cholera outbreak in Inoma community in Anambra West Local Government Area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Dowa Winds Up Cholera Vaccination Campaign At Dzaleka, Declared ODF
[Malawi News Agency] Dowa -Dowa District Health Office with funding from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has successfully vaccinated people living in Dzaleka Refugee Camp and the surrounding areas with cholera vaccine in an effort to prevent the disease from breaking out in the camp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Eight Die of Cholera in Songea
[Citizen] Songea -At least eight people have died of cholera in Nyasa District, Ruvuma Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt Loses U.S.$151 Billion in Fighting Epidemics
[Citizen] 2017dodoma -The government is annually losing at least Sh340 billion in treating diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid as a result of poor sanitation throughout the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When Medicines Don ’t Work Anymore
Credit: BigstockBy Martin KhorPENANG, Malaysia, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)The growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is catching the attention of policy makers, but not at a rate enough to tackle it.More diseases are affected by resistance, meaning the bacteria cannot be killed even if different drugs are used on some patients, who then succumb.We are staring at a future in which antibiotics don’t work, and many of us or our children will not be saved from TB, cholera, deadly forms of dysentery, and germs contracted during surgery.Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, base...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid, fuel: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Another wave of cholera could strike Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition blockade has cut off fuel for hospitals, water pumps and vital aid supplies for starving children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan:New Cholera Cases Emerge in Port Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -Despite reports of the cholera epidemic abating in Sudan, medical sources continue to note the emergence of new cases of cholera in Port Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Copperbelt Records First Cholera Case
[Zambia Reports] Copperbelt Province has recorded its first cholera case in Ndola district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

“Ambition & Action ” Needed to End Open Defecation
Women village councilors in Penakota, a village in southeast India, go out into a field to relieve themselves, as there are no toilets in their workplace. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2017 (IPS)What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of?For those in the developed world, such questions are hard to fathom, but for 2.3 billion people around the world it’s a reality. Without access to a toilet many are forced to defecate in the open, significantly increasing the changes of spreading diseases.The sixth Sustainable Development Goal...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Kenya:15 Migori MCAs in Hospital in Mombasa After Cholera Scare
[Nation] Fifteen members of the Migori County Assembly were rushed to various private hospitals in Mombasa County on Sunday after a cholera scare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can I Give Cholera Vaccine?
Discussion Cholera is caused by more than 200 serogroups of Vibrio cholerae, a Gram-negative rod that is waterborne. Only two (serogroup O1 which causes about 99% of the cases, and O139) cause disease. There are biotypes of each of these serotypes. The only known hosts are humans. The organism colonizes the epithelial lining of the gut. Cholera toxin is produced by some species and if produced binds to specific receptors on host cells, activating a series of steps which cases massive loss of sodium, potassium, chloride, hydrogen carbonate, and fluids in vomitus and feces. A review of causes of diarrhea can be found here. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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