Cholera kills four in Kenyan capital since May, government shuts hotels
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in the Kenyan capital has killed four people since May and the government has shut down a three-star hotel and a popular restaurant there to control its spread, the health minister said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan: Darfur Hospital Fires 'Out of Line' Doctors
[Radio Dabanga] Ed Daein -Four doctors have been fired for their participation in a strike at Ed Daein Hospital in East Darfur, on Monday. They had also made calls to declare the spread of cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Hotels Defy Govt's Cholera Directive
[Nation] Hoteliers have said they will continue serving food until the Health ministry issues a clear directive on how re-examination of food handlers, which was announced on Monday in the wake of a cholera outbreak in Nairobi, will be effected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Forms Taskforce to Contain Cholera
[Nation] The Health ministry has formed a national taskforce to handle cholera cases in a raft of measures to contain the infectious disease that has attacked more than 300 people since May. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Cholera Outbreak Shameful, Peter Kenneth Says
[Nation] Nairobi independent gubernatorial candidate Peter Kenneth has said the cholera outbreak in Nairobi is regrettable and embarrassing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Cancels Medical Certificates for Food Handlers to Tame Cholera Outbreak
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health has cancelled all medical certificates for food handlers and directed County Health Departments to review the applicants following the outbreak of Cholera which has left three people dead and dozens hospitalised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Cholera Claims More Lives in Nairobi
[Nation] Your regular bite of fruit could lead to a cholera infection, doctors warned on Monday, barely 24 hours after two patients died of the disease at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2
Quarterly NewsletterAlert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2July 17, 2017MSF gets plenty of attention for its work responding to frontline emergencies like the latest cholera outbreak in Yemen. Fewer people are aware of MSF's longer-term medical research and advocacy to confront threats to global public health, such as our ambitious efforts to fight tuberculosis (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

WHO Warns of Cholera Risk at Haj, Praises Saudi Preparedness WHO Warns of Cholera Risk at Haj, Praises Saudi Preparedness
A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kenya: New Taskforce to Battle Cholera Outbreak
[Nation] The national government is pulling all stops to arrest the spread of cholera that has so far claimed three lives in Nairobi City County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Still Spreading in Eastern Sudan's El Gedaref
[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref / Sennar / Kabkabiya -At least four people died of cholera in Sudan over the weekend. Especially in eastern Sudan's El Gedaref, the spread of the infectious disease is difficult to halt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: No Available Hospital Beds As Suspected Cholera Outbreak Hits Nairobi Hard
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The rich cry too. In a first of firsts, a suspected cholera outbreak in Nairobi seems to be getting everyone talking after it hit an unlikely class - the middle-class and the elite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kidero Bans Unlicensed Water Tankers After Suspected Cholera Outbreak
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has put a ban on all unlicensed water tankers distributing water in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi Govt On the Spot Over Cholera
[Nation] The national government on Saturday put the Nairobi county government on the spot over the rising cases of cholera as the Kenyatta National Hospital established an emergency ward in a bid to contain the outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Security Summons 'Cholera Prevention Campaigners'
[Radio Dabanga] El Managil / Delling -Security officers in El Managil in El Gezira state summoned a group of volunteers who set up awareness raising activities on how to prevent the spread of cholera in the area on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera in Sudan - No Rehydration Solutions in El Dindir, 34 Die
[Radio Dabanga] Sennar / Shendi / Kalma -On Friday, the number of cholera deaths in El Dindir in eastern Sudan's Sennar rose to 34. The afflicted locality is short of rehydration solutions and medical staff. In Sinja, medics embarked on a strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Red Alert for Cholera, Hepatitis E Outbreaks
[Guardian] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised red alert for acute outbreaks of cholera and hepatitis E in Nigeria. The WHO blamed the cholera outbreaks on lack of access to clean drinking water and poor hygiene conditions, and the hepatitis E epidemic on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Events Show Cholera No Longer Limited to Poor Kenyans
[Nation] For years, cholera has been associated with poverty. That is no longer the case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccine deployment for cholera suspended in Yemen
The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading so quickly that plans have been suspended to deploy one million doses of vaccines to the country, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: 'Outlook On Cholera Worsens With Rainy Season'
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -The cholera epidemic is expected to last until the start of the rainy season, which may exacerbate the situation in the eight states most affected. The rate of infections decreased in Khartoum and White Nile states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO warns of cholera risk at annual haj, praises Saudi preparedness
GENEVA (Reuters) - A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan: Displaced People in Darfur Especially Vulnerable
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur / South Kordofan / El Geneina / Tokar -On Monday six people died at Kabkabiya hospital in North Darfur of cholera, while on Tuesday the isolation centre reported 18 new cases of the disease, bringing the total number of hospitalised cases to 28. More deaths and infections have been reported from across Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As Haiti struggles to stamp out cholera, UN urges further international support to combat disease
Noting the challenges that continue to hamper sustained progress in combating cholera in Haiti, the United Nations General Assembly underscored the need to strengthen national health, sanitation and water systems on the island to promote the well-being of the population as well as contributing to Haiti's sustainable development efforts. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Outlines Eight Ways to Avert Cholera
[Premium Times] Nigerians have been advised to use safe water and ensure general hygiene as part of measures to avert an epidemic outbreak of cholera in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.N. slams warring parties in Yemen for fueling cholera outbreak
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Top United Nations officials on Wednesday slammed the warring parties in Yemen and their international allies for fueling an unprecedented deadly cholera outbreak, driving millions closer to famine and hindering humanitarian aid access. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera - Campaign to Contain a Callous Killer
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -Presentations on the streets, online videos, posters, bars of soap. There is little that the dozens of local initiatives have not done to help people fight against infection and raise awareness about the rapid spread of cholera in Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera – Nigeria
On 7 June 2017, World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a cholera outbreak in Kwara State, Nigeria, where the event currently remains localized. The first cases of acute watery diarrhoea were reported during the last week of April 2017 and a sharp increase in the number of cases and deaths has been observed since 1 May 2017. However, the number of new cases reported has shown a decline over the last four reporting weeks. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera On the Rise in North Kordofan
[Radio Dabanga] El Obeid -An increasing number of people reported to hospitals and medical centres in Shikan locality in North Kordofan with symptoms of cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.N. Suspending Plan for Cholera Vaccination in Yemen
United Nations officials said a cholera vaccination campaign no longer made sense in Yemen because the war would make the effort difficult. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE and RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Yemen Cholera World Health Organization Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

WHO Likely Won't Attempt Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Yemen (FREE)
By the Editors The World Health Organization says it will not likely follow through on a plan to send … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Director-General's remarks at the UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Yemen)
WHO Director-General's speech at the UN Security Council on the situation in Yemen (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Speech [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

WHO Director-General's remarks at the UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Yemen
WHO Director-General's speech at the UN Security Council on the situation in Yemen (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Speech [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Aid agenices in Yemen forced to shift resources from fighting hunger to cholera – UN
Unless the international community contributes $200 million to address the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian arm will be forced to “ reprogram ” more resources tagged for malnutrition in the country already facing famine, a senior official today said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aid agencies in Yemen forced to shift resources from fighting hunger to cholera – UN
Unless the international community contributes $200 million to address the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian arm will be forced to “ reprogram ” more resources tagged for malnutrition in the country already facing famine, a senior official today said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

W.H.O. Likely to Scrap Plan to Ship Cholera Vaccine to Yemen
A spokesman said a cholera vaccination campaign no longer made sense in Yemen, where the war makes it impossible “ to get ahead of the curve. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Yemen Cholera World Health Organization Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Cholera may accelerate famine in Yemen as resources shift: U.N.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's growing cholera epidemic may accelerate looming famine, as limited resources are shifted away from malnutrition and other programs to try to contain the disease, the top U.N. aid official in the country said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan: Darfur's East Jebel Marra Devoid of Health Services, 30 Die of Cholera
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur / North Kordofan / Eastern Sudan -Medical sources in South Darfur reported that more than 30 people died of cholera and at least 50 others have been infected in East Jebel Marra locality during the first week of July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen: Urgent Need to Step Up Cholera Response in Abs District
Improved water and sanitation efforts are vital to stop the spread of cholera in Abs, the area worst affected by the cholera outbreak.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Yemen: Urgent Need for Improved Water and Sanitation to Curb Cholera in Abs District
Field newsYemen: Urgent Need for Improved Water and Sanitation to Curb Cholera in Abs DistrictJuly 10, 2017Sana ’a/Barcelona, July 10, 2017—An urgent scale-up of aid and improved water and sanitation efforts are needed to stop the spread of cholera in the northern district of Abs, the area worst affected byYemen ’s cholera outbreak, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Monday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen cholera outbreak passes 300,000 cases
The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spiraling out of control with more than 300,000 cases of the disease in the past 10 weeks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO and partners, including UNICEF, scale up efforts to minimize spread of acute watery ...
10 July 2017 – With increasing numbers of people in some countries of the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Region affected by acute watery diarrhoea and cholera, WHO in the Region is working with partners, including UNICEF, to save lives in areas where outbreaks are active, and reduce the risk of these diseases crossing into unaffected areas and neighbouring countries.   “The situation has reached a critical point. The number of people with acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in countries in the Region in 2017 alone is higher than the number of people affected worldwide in 2016. Inf...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 10, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says
A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Treating Cholera and Other Urgent Needs in Abs, Yemen
SlideshowTreating Cholera and Other Urgent Needs in Abs, YemenJuly 10, 2017Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting Abs Hospital in northernYemen in July 2015. A year later, an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition destroyed part of the complex, killing 19 people, including one MSF staff member, and wounding 24 others. After rebuilding the hospital in November 2016, MSF resumed medical services.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals - ICRC
The world's worst outbreak of the disease has killed more than 1,700 people in only 10 weeks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSF Fights Cholera Outbreak from Once Destroyed Hospital in Abs, Yemen
VideoMSF Fights Cholera Outbreak from Once Destroyed Hospital in Abs, YemenJuly 10, 2017 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news