Sudan: Cholera - Five Dead in Zalingei, "210 Cases" in Jebel Marra Ward
[Radio Dabanga] East Jebel Marra / Zalingei / Singa -Camps in Central Darfur recorded five deaths caused by cholera between Saturday and Monday. The single isolation centre in Lebei in East Jebel Marra is treating 210 patients with cholera with the help of doctors from Khartoum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Appears in North and West Darfur, Again in Khartoum
[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra / El Sareif Beni Hussein / Foro Baranga / Khartoum / Zalingei / Nyala / Sennar -Cases of cholera re-emerged in southern Khartoum state. The disease emerged in El Sareif Beni Hussein and Foro Baranga localities in Darfur for the first time. And in East Jebel Marra, the Health Ministry deployed a medical team to an area where infections have rapidly spread in the past months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DRC: Cholera and Water Shortage Strike South Kivu
As a cholera epidemic surges through the region, there is a high risk the situation will spiral out of control.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

DRC: Cholera Strikes South Kivu
Field newsDRC: Cholera Strikes South KivuAugust 29, 2017As a cholera epidemic surges through South Kivu, there is a high risk the situation will spiral out of control. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Sudan: Dozens Die of Cholera Within a Week
[Radio Dabanga] East Jebel Marra / Kass / Nierteti / Kalma -The cholera infection rates are rapidly increasing in East Jebel Marra in South Darfur. Last week, more than 300 new patients were recorded in the locality. Dozens of them died. In Kalma camp, eight people died and more than 200 new cases were reported over the weekend. Parents of students in Kass are calling for a temporary closure of the schools until the cholera epidemic is halted in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Spreading Fast in South Darfur, No Treatment Available
[Radio Dabanga] Lebei / Nyala / Zalingei -Cholera infection rates have increased significantly in South Darfur's East Jebel Marra and Kalma camp for the displaced. Camp elders report a severe shortage of medicines. The disease is still taking its toll in Central Darfur as well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera spread slows in Yemen; locals pitch in to help curb outbreak & #8211 UN agency
The weekly number of reported new cholera cases in Yemen has declined by one third since late June, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today said, praising Yemenis for leading a“heroic daily fight” against the outbreak, which remains the worst in the world. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Deaths, Infections Mount in Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] East Jebel Marra / Kass / Nierteti -Cholera has killed 11 people and more than 50 people have been infected at the areas of Liba, Jasu, Rakona and Duo in the area popularly known as eastern Jebel Marra in South Darfur. Four have died in Kass in South Darfur, while Nierteti in Central Darfur reported three new cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers predicted when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak
(Hokkaido University) Hokkaido University scientists has developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecast that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017 and the cumulative incidence would be the order of 700-800 thousand cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: More Fatalities, Infections As Cholera Epidemic Rallies
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala / Nierteti / Sennar / Khartoum / Delgo -On Monday and Tuesday four displaced people died of cholera and 49 others have been infected at camp Kalma in Nyala, capital of South Darfur. More deaths and infections have been reported from across the country as rates resurge along the Nile. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Saudi-led Coalition Responsible for'Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World' in Yemen Saudi-led Coalition Responsible for'Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World' in Yemen
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sudan: 42 Cholera Dead in South Darfur Camp
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -In two months, 42 people have died of cholera in Kalma camp for displaced people in South Darfur. 539 others have been infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Short Takes
AIBS past president Dr. Rita Colwell is being honored with the 33rd International Prize for Biology. The award commemorates Japanese Emperors Showa and Akihito, both who of whom were devoted to biological research. Dr. Colwell is being recognized for her contributions to marine biology. During her distinguished career, she introduced new approaches for identifying and classifying marine bacteria and established the taxonomy of vibrio bacteria, which includes cholera. Dr. Colwell will be presented the award in December at a ceremony attended by the emperor and empress of Japan. The most recent episode of the BioScience Tal...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 22, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Sudan: New Cholera Cases in Central Darfur, Sennar
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti / Singa -At least 36 people have been infected with cholera in Central Darfur's Nierteti in the past 11 days. Four of them died. The disease is still spreading in Sennar in eastern Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone
The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week's mudslides and flooding in the country's capital, Freetown. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

1 dose of cholera vaccine as good as 2 doses for first six months, review says
Researchers say one dose of cholera vaccine appears to provide about the same protection as the standard two doses, at least for the first six months. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The sewer system is collapsing at popular tourist destinations in Mexico... cholera won't be far behind
(Natural News) We often think of the Yucatán peninsula as our own backyard paradise. Fly a little bit more north and you reach the island tourist destination of Holbox, a travel site known for its majestic beaches and inconceivable beauty. Annually, the state pulls in around 1,500 tourists during peak season. This is an impressive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less Is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine
Giving just one shot instead of two may be better way to control outbreaks, researcher suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholera, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine
FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 -- Researchers say one dose of cholera vaccine appears to provide about the same protection as the standard two doses, at least for the first six months. They also found that cholera vaccines are highly effective in adults but... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Yemen's Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the 'worst cholera outbreak in the world'
(Queen Mary University of London) The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, published in The Lancet Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What's Not a Target
August 17, 2017Health workers are supposed to save lives and health facilities are supposed to be safe places for health and healing. They ’re protected by the rules of war, but are still being attacked.Health workers.It was really hard for me to get my head around at first —that someone would deliberately harm a health worker. A nurse, a doctor, a midwife. A community health worker delivering polio vaccines. Someone who spent years studying, practicing, sacrificing to save lives.I mean when Imeet a health worker, I ’m often tongue-tied. They practically have celebrity status. They’re doing somethin...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak
In the midst of the cholera outbreak in Yemen, where an average 5,000 people fall sick every day, the United Nations population agency is warning about the dangers to pregnant and breastfeeding women. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholera in Yemen: What you need to know
Cholera has infected half a million people in Yemen so far this year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Veterans' Choice Renewed; FDA and Foreign Scientists; Cholera in Yemen
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

At Least 600 Missing in Deadly Sierra Leone Mudslides
REETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains. Many were trapped under tons of mud as they slept. The Connaught Hospital mortuary in central Freetown was overwhelmed on Tuesday with more than 300 bodies, many spread on the floor. "The magnitude of the destruction as ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera in Sudan - Four Dead in Northern State Area
[Radio Dabanga] Dalgo -The rate of cholera infections in areas of Northern State has increased over the past days. Four people died in one area, while dozens of people were infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Thousands Dead in Somali Disease Outbreaks
[Shabelle] MORE than 200 people have died after raging outbreaks of cholera and measles in drought-stricken Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Cases Hit 500,000 (FREE)
By the Editors The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has reached 500,000, the World Health Organization announced on Monday. Nearly … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen
The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Cholera Yemen Source Type: news

Cholera crisis hits grim threshold in Yemen
Number of suspected cholera cases has reached 500,000, marking worst outbreak of disease in the world (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than A Half Million People Struck By Cholera In Yemen
Health workers haven't been paid in almost a year. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Inside a hospital treating cholera patients in Yemen
Nearly 2,000 people have died from cholera in Yemen since April. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: International Source Type: news

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months
The overall caseload has declined since early July, but 5,000 people a day are still being infected. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera count reaches 500 000 in Yemen
The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April. The overall caseload nationwide has declined since early July, particularly in the worst affected areas. But suspected cases of the deadly waterborne disease continue to rage across the country, infecting an estimated 5000 people per day. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Press release [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Sudan: Darfur Displaced Call On Sudan Govt. to Declare Cholera Epidemic
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala / El Mahas -Cholera continues to spread in South Darfur and Northern State. The leadership of the Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has urged the Sudanese authorities to officially declare a cholera epidemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen & #39s cholera epidemic surpasses half-million suspected cases, UN agency says
More than 500,000 people in Yemen are suspected of having cholera, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that the disease is spreading quickly due to a lack of clean water or health access. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera - Thirteen Die in Darfur, 'Unhealed Patients Discharged'
[Radio Dabanga] Thirteen people died of cholera in West and Central Darfur this week. In Red Sea state, a local hospital recorded five new cholera cases, but discharged others who were still suffering from the rapidly spreading disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Medic - Cholera 'Dangerous and Catastrophic' in South Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Kass / Singa -According to reports from a medical source, 13 people died of cholera at Boronga village southwest of Kass in South Darfur on Saturday and Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: Cholera Threatens to Sweep Across the Country During Rainy Season
[VOA] The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling for rapid action to prevent a cholera epidemic in South Sudan from spiraling out of control as the rainy season in the country progresses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Still a Scourge
[Radio Dabanga] Tokar / Delgo / El Sareif -The rate of cholera infections in Tokar in Sudan's Red Sea state increased significantly on Monday. Journalist Osman Hashim reported to Radio Dabanga that Tokar Hospital recorded 32 new cases, mostly from the peripheral bordering areas, while a number of cases were reported from the villages south of Tokar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground
Destruction from Yemen's two-year civil war has turned country into incubator for cholera (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: Quick Response Critical to Stem Year-Long Cholera Outbreak - UN Agency
[UN News] Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation that has left approximately four million people displaced by conflict, according to the UN migration agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Review: Cholera vaccines effective for adults, much less so for children
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new review of the research literature led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but provide significantly less protection for children under age 5, a population particularly at risk for dying from this diarrheal disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Spreads in Northern Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Halfa / Dalgo -Cholera has extended to the north of Sudan and reached Abri in Halfa locality, where four cases were reported on Monday. A hospital recorded more infected cases coming from the gold mines in Northern State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: New Cholera Cases in Darfur, Numbers Drop in Sennar
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur / Sennar -One cholera patient died and 39 new cases were reported in Darfur over the weekend. In eastern Sudan's Sennar, the spread of the infectious disease seems to be halted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Reaches Central Darfur, 'Becomes Endemic Disease' in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -The first cases of cholera have appeared in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, where two patients died last week. The infectious disease is still spreading in North, West, and South Darfur. In eastern Sudan, hundreds of cholera patients are being treated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news