Nigeria: Cholera Kills Six in Kano State - Official
[Vanguard]A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria's Kano State has killed six people and infected scores, the state health commissioner said Sunday, although a local charity put the toll higher.
[MSF] The north of Cameroon is facing an outbreak of cholera, with an increase in the number of cases reported since May 2019.
[MSF] The rainy season arrived several weeks ago in West and Central Africa, bringing with it seasonal diseases. Cases of cholera have already been identified in northern Cameroon, where M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is carefully monitoring the situation. A team of epidemiologists in Dakar is supporting MSF in response to this latest outbreak and other regional epidemics. Epidemiologist Franck Ale explains the challenges of their work.
Abstract Cholera caused by the toxigenic Vibrio cholerae is still a major public health problem in many countries. This disease is mainly due to poor sanitation, hygiene and consumption of unsafe water. Several recent epidemics of cholera showed its increasing intensity, duration and severity of the illness. This indicates an urgent need for effective management and preventive measures in controlling the outbreaks and epidemics. In preventing and spread of epidemic cholera, rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are useful in screening suspected stool specimens, water/food samples. Several RDTs developed recently are consi...
one Machava Cyclone Kenneth was the strongest in the recorded history of the African continent. It landed in the Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique on 25 April 2019, causing 45 deaths, destroying approximately 40,000 houses, and leaving 374,000 people in need for assistance, most at risk of acquiring waterborne diseases such as cholera. This short article aims to explain how the resulting cholera outbreak occurred and the response by the government and partner organizations. The outbreak was declared on 2 May 2019, after 14 cases were recorded in Pemba city (11 cases) and the Mecúfi district (3 cas...
CONCLUSIONS Although established in 1820, Holguín's Board of Health carried out preventive actions most actively from 1850 to 1865, with support from the Urban Health Police. Its gradual disappearance from the health policy arena beginning in the 1870s reflects its failure as an institution, in large part due to weak government support. KEYWORDS Board of Health, prevention, epidemics, Cuba. PMID: 31401639 [PubMed - in process]
[Dalsan Radio] The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 39 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 31 (29th-4th August) in 2019. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases since the beginning of this outbreak in December 2017 is 8493, including 46 associated deaths. During this reporting period, all of the cases were reported from a total of 17 districts in Banadir region. Of the 39 cases reported during week 31, 59% of the cases are children below 5 years of age.
[CAJ News] Abuja -AN outbreak of cholera has claimed the lives of at least 39 people in the Lake Chad Basin since the beginning of 2019.
CONCLUSIONS Although established in 1820, Holguín's Board of Health carried out preventive actions most actively from 1850 to 1865, with support from the Urban Health Police. Its gradual disappearance from the health policy arena beginning in the 1870s reflects its failure as an institution, in large part due to weak government support. KEYWORDS Board of Health, prevention, epidemics, Cuba. PMID: 31373587 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Early detection of toxic proteases in food matrices plays a major role in preventing the occurrence of diseases as well as outbreaks. However, on-site detection of proteases, for instance, botulinum, anthrax and cholera in food matrices remains challenging due to their extremely low lethal dose levels. Here, we report a lateral flow assay (LFA) in a dipstick format for on-site visual detection of proteases in food matrices. The light chain of BoNT serotype A (BoNT/A LC) is used as a model system for validation of the proposed assay using magnetic beads conjugated to a synthetic peptide that provide a spec...
[Monitor] At least 50,000 people in Bududa District are to be vaccinated against cholera, the Ministry of Health has revealed.