CHOLERA

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Published 14/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, [more…]

Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radi

Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radi

Published 12/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street [more…]

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

Published 10/09/2017

More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. [more…]

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

Published 14/08/2017

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. [more…]

WHO warns of cholera risk at annual haj, praises Saudi preparedness

WHO warns of cholera risk at annual haj, praises Saudi preparedness

Published 14/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: An old man infected with cholera lies on the bed at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, May 12, 2017.

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.

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Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials

Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials

Published 03/07/2017

AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Haiti could stem its seven-year-long cholera epidemic by the end of 2018 as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply, government and United Nations officials said.

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Yemen`s cholera death toll rises to 1,500: WHO

Yemen`s cholera death toll rises to 1,500: WHO

Published 01/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: Women sit with relatives infected with cholera at a hospital in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic.

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Yemen declares state of emergency in Sanaa over cholera

Yemen declares state of emergency in Sanaa over cholera

Published 14/05/2017

Women sit with relatives infected with cholera at a hospital in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

Officials in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, controlled by the armed Houthi movement, declared a state of emergency on Sunday after an outbreak of cholera, which has killed dozens of people.

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