Sudan: Cholera Cases 'Transferred to Khartoum' - Doctors
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Rabak -Patients with cholera, or 'acute watery diarrhoea', are reportedly being transferred to the capital of Sudan. The cases come from White Nile state, where the disease has taken-on epidemic proportions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Panic Grips Zanzibar As Cholera Infects 23
[Daily News] Zanzibar -A passionate   appeal has been made to the people of Zanzibar to be on full alert, in the wake of reports that, from March this year, at least 23 people have been infected with cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Still Spreading in White Nile
[Radio Dabanga] White Nile State -Several towns and villages in White Nile state have reported new cases of cholera in the last week. Three people died in Omeiriya village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen cholera death toll rises, but number of infections drop: WHO
GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of people who have died in a cholera epidemic affecting Yemen has risen to at least 471, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures released on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tanzania: Three-Month Baby, 75 Year Old Man Get Resurfaced Cholera in Zanzibar As Heavy Rains Pound
[Citizen] Zanzibar -As torrential rains still pound different parts of Zanzibar, causing anxiety about the eruption of communicable diseases, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has said 23 people have been reported to be suffering from cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Protest Against Cholera 'Cover-up' in Khartoum
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Asalaya -Protesters condemned the silence of Sudanese authorities regarding the outbreak of cholera in Sudanese states and carried banners in front of the Ministry of Health on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Frequent Meetings Proposed to Check Disease Outbreaks
[Daily News] Bukoba -KageraRegion has underscored the importance of trans-border meetings to combat the outbreaks of diseases like cholera, which has been reported in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: No Meals At Burial of Cholera Victim
[Nation] No meals will be cooked or eaten at the burial of one of the four people who died from cholera last week after attending a wedding in Nairobi two weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine
A child from drought-stricken southern Somalia who survived the long journey to an aid camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 26 2017 (IPS)World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Ahead of the 43rd G7 summit, Oxfam urged world leaders to urgently address the issue of famine, currently affecting four countries at unprecedented levels.“Political failure has led to these crises – political leadership is needed to resolve them…the world&rsquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Spreads Amid Govt Denial
[Radio Dabanga] Eastern Sudan -Cholera continues to spread in Sudan's eastern states, with more fatalities and infections reported across White Nile state, North Kordofan and Sennar. The federal authorities are beginning to respond, however Khartoum continues to refer to the outbreak as 'acute watery diarrhoea'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Caseload Leaps, Death Toll Rises - WHO Yemen Cholera Caseload Leaps, Death Toll Rises - WHO
The number of cholera cases in Yemen has leapt, a World Health Organization document showed on Tuesday, with 35,217 suspected cases since April 27, when the outbreak began to spread rapidly.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Caseload Leaps, Death Toll Rises
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists race against time as Yemen's deadly cholera outbreak spirals
Health system in Yemen at breaking point as sharp spike in reported cases prompts urgent work to identify suspected new cholera strainAsYemen ’s cholera outbreak gathers pace, an investigation is under way to determine whether a new and more deadly strain of the disease is responsible for a second wave of cases that hit the country last month.With more than 2,000 suspected cases reported daily, medical supplies are running low and in some hospitals beds are shared by up to six children. Scientists are urgently trying to identify the suspected new strain at specialist laboratories in France.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Summers Tags: Global health Conflict and development Yemen Middle East and North Africa Global development World news Governance World Health Organization Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Appears in North Kordofan Capital
[Radio Dabanga] El Obeid / Kosti -Cases of cholera have appeared in the state capital of North Kordofan for the first time. The disease is spreading rapidly in White Nile state, where seven people died in the capital on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen cholera caseload leaps, death toll rises: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of cholera cases in Yemen has leapt, a World Health Organization document showed on Tuesday, with 35,217 suspected cases since April 27, when the outbreak began to spread rapidly. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera - Appeals to Declare State of Emergency
[Radio Dabanga] White Nile / Sennar -More than ten people died of cholera and at least 39 new cases were recorded in White Nile state last week. An activist urged the declaration of the State of Emergency in order to contain the spread of the disease in White Nile and neighbouring Khartoum and Sennar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 300,000 Within Six Months - WHO Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 300,000 Within Six Months - WHO
Yemen could have as many as 300,000 cases of cholera within six months and an"extremely high" number of deaths, the World Health Organization said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What is Cholera?
VideoWhat is Cholera?May 22, 2017Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, trash collection, and proper toilets. It causes profuse diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to death by intense dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Continues to Claim Lives in Sudan's White Nile
[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira Aba -At least 11 people died of cholera and 31 new cases were recorded in White Nile state last week. In neighbouring Sennar the number of patients is rising again. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Threatens to Spiral Out of Control
MSF calls for an urgent response to the cholera outbreak as suspected cases of this deadly disease have more than doubled in recent days.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Threatens to Spiral Out of Control
Press releaseYemen: Cholera Outbreak Threatens to Spiral Out of ControlMay 20, 2017Suspected cases of this deadly disease have more than doubled in the past five daysNEW YORK/SANA ’A, YEMEN, MAY 20, 2017—As cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhea rise across Yemen, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that the outbreak is threatening to spiral out of control and calls for an urgent and appropriate response. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 300,000 Within Six Months
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen spreading at ‘ unprecedented ’ speed, UN warns
As war-torn Yemen grapples with heavy rains, a collapsed healthcare system and crippled economy, a resurgent cholera outbreak has spread with “ unprecedented ” speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the World Health Organization warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholera kills two in Kenyan capital, five hospitalized: official
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Cholera has killed two people in the Kenyan capital this week and another five are receiving treatment in hospital, a Nairobi county public health official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozambique declares end to cholera epidemic that infected over 2,000
MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique has declared an end to a cholera epidemic that was triggered by heavy rains and infected more than 2,000 people, a senior government official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It's Getting Ugly
There is less than a week to go in the race to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. And given the WHO’s recent mis-steps, especially with regard to Ebola, this is a crucial election. Unfortunately, the race just got terribly nasty with its own “dirty tricks.” The race has boiled down to a contest between Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia and Dr. David Nabarro of Britain. Tedros, as he is universally known, is the former minister of health and foreign minister of Ethiopia.  Under his leadership, Ethiopia trained and deployed approximately 40,000 community health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen cholera cases could hit 300,000 within six months: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen could have as many as 300,000 cases of cholera within six months, the World Health Organization representative in the country, Nevio Zagaria, told reporters in Geneva by phone on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya: Cholera Kills 1 in Vihiga As Toll Rises to 4
[Nation] A cholera outbreak has been reported in Vihiga, a day after Nairobi was put on red alert following the deaths of three people in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi Issues Cholera Alert After 5 Hospitalised
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Nairobi County Government has issued a cholera alert after five people with symptoms were admitted at the Nairobi Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi On High Alert Over Cholera Outbreak
[Nation] Nairobi County has been put on high alert following cholera outbreak in Karen after five cases were confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Three Die of Cholera, Five Others Admitted to Hospitals
[Nation] Nairobi was on Thursday evening on high alert after three people who all met and ate at a wedding in Karen on Saturday died of cholera. Five others including a foreigner are admitted to various hospitals in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Alert: How Lessons From China Can Help Us Rethink Urgent Health Threats
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5919b373e4b0bd90f8e6a746,58e7ca87e4b06f8c18beeb55,58b9d3fde4b05cf0f4008d49 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PRI's The World: Thousands in Yemen get Sick in an Entirely Preventable Cholera Outbreak
In the NewsPRI's The World: Thousands in Yemen get Sick in an Entirely Preventable Cholera OutbreakMay 17, 2017A growing cholera outbreak in Yemen is threatening to spread further in the war-torn country, and Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reported a drastic increase in the number of patients teams have treated in recent weeks. Ghassan Abu Chaar, MSF head of missions describes the situation on the ground.View external media.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Are you getting the vaccines you need?
There's cholera, which can give you explosive diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps. Then there's measles, which can give you a high fever, cough, runny nose and rash. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cairo airport takes steps to stop cholera spread from Yemen
Cairo airport introduces emergency measures to prevent spread of cholera outbreak in Yemen by incoming flights (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hospitals On The Brink As Cholera Kills 184 In Yemen’s Capital In Mere Days
When Ahmed Algohbary’s little brother Hamzah woke up on Saturday in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, with severe diarrhea and unbearable abdominal pain, he knew the 9-year-old didn’t just catch a stomach bug. Algohbary rushed his sibling to the Sabeen hospital, a facility in the war-torn country backed by the international relief organization Save The Children. Soon his fear was confirmed. Hamzah was diagnosed with cholera, and so were many of the other patients in the overcrowded emergency ward. With every hospital bed taken, Algohbary took his brother in his lap, holding the IV tube while on the floor.   A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spread of combat, cholera wreaks misery, collapse in Yemen
DUBAI/CAIRO (Reuters) - Spilling into the hallways of crowded Yemeni hospitals, children writhe in pain from cholera. Displaced villagers roam baking hot plains and barren mountains to evade warring militias. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UN aids Yemenis in embattled Mokha; warns of cholera ’ s spread amid crippled health systems
The United Nations refugee agency today confirmed that for only the third time this year, its field teams were able to distribute humanitarian aid in the embattled district of Mokha, in Yemen's Red Sea governorate of Taiz. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are you getting the vaccines you need before going abroad?
There's cholera, which can give you explosive diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps. Then there's measles, which can give you a high fever, cough, runny nose and rash. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholera Death Toll In Yemen Reaches At Least 180
Cholera has killed at least 180 people in Yemen in recent weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a day after authorities declared a state of emergency in the capital Sanaa and called for international help. Sanaa is controlled by the armed Houthi movement, which is aligned with Iran and fighting a Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition. More than 10,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in more than two years of war, which has also destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure. Only a few medical facilities are still functioning and two-thirds of the population are witho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In capital city ravaged by cholera, patients eat breadcrumbs
A mother cradles her little boy under a tree outside the Sabeen Children's Hospital in Sanaa. They're just a few steps from the hospital's entrance, but there is no room for them inside. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholera death toll in Yemen reaches at least 180: Red Cross
ADEN/DUBAI (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 180 people in Yemen in recent weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a day after authorities declared a state of emergency in the capital Sanaa and called for international help. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak death toll in Yemen rises to 180: ICRC
ADEN (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed 180 people since April 27, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, hours after the Houthi-controlled health ministry said 115 had died from the disease in the capital Sanaa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Morning Break: Breast Implant Cancer; Cholera in Yemen; Teeth Tell
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kenya ’s Drought: Response Must Be Sustainable, Not Piecemeal
Dabo Boru, 21, is a mother of three who trekked with her family to Badanrero from her home village of Ambato, 38 km away. They were forced to move here in order to save their cattle from dying of thirst and hunger due to drought. Credit: @unicefkenyaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 2017 (IPS) A malnutrition emergency Food security in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since the end of 2016. UNICEF reports a significant increase in severe acute malnutrition. Nearly 110,000 children under-five need treatment, up from 75,300 in August 2016. Waterholes and rivers have dried up, leading to widespread crop fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Cholera death toll in Yemen reaches at least 180, Red Cross says
Cholera has killed at least 180 people in Yemen in recent weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news