Epidemics

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…]

In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

Published 23/10/2017

Crammed into tumble-down shacks on a sandspit that the Atlantic Ocean is steadily devouring, the residents of Liberia's most notorious slum have one common desire: an end to their daily struggle with dire poverty. [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…]

Chemicals in indoor dust tied to antibiotic resistance

Chemicals in indoor dust tied to antibiotic resistance

Published 19/09/2016

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Slowing the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” may take more than just curbing overuse of antibiotics or eli

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Scientists hope new test could help contain meningitis outbreaks

Scientists hope new test could help contain meningitis outbreaks

Published 24/08/2016

By Umberto BacchiLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A test has been developed that could help diagnose bacterial infections including meningitis i

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Zika will not be issue at Olympics: Rio health official

Zika will not be issue at Olympics: Rio health official

Published 31/07/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is low and has been overcome, health officials [more…]

Limiting travel, controlling mosquitoes reduces Zika risk

Limiting travel, controlling mosquitoes reduces Zika risk

Published 12/07/2016

(Reuters Health) - To limit mosquito-borne illnesses, including the Zika virus, plan travel carefully, take personal protective measures, and control mosquitoes in and around the [more…]

Boy tests positive for Ebola in latest Liberia flare-up

Boy tests positive for Ebola in latest Liberia flare-up

Published 03/04/2016

MONROVIA A five-year-old boy tested positive for Ebola in Liberia just days after his mother died of the virus in the second flare-up to hit [more…]

More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus

More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus

Published 31/01/2016

BOGOTA More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease [more…]