Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees in Tanzania slowing

2015-05-26 14:04

A cholera outbreak raging among Burundian refugees in Tanzania has slowed significantly with no new deaths reported in the past five days, the UN says.

WHO: Cholera kills 30 Burundi refugees in Tanzanian camp

2015-05-21 22:10

A World Health Organisation official in Tanzania says a cholera outbreak has killed at least 30 people in a refugee camp for Burundians fleeing political unrest.

Masses of Burundi refugees show up in Tanzania

2015-05-20 07:55

Cholera and severe diarrhoea have broken out among tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi who are jammed into a village in Tanzania on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, aid agencies say.

Cholera confirmed at SA, Zim border

2015-03-05 09:55

Zimbabwe has confirmed eight cases of cholera, including two on the border with South Africa, a report says.

UN: Niger cholera outbreak kills 51

2014-10-28 08:23

Niger has seen more than 1 300 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year, with 51 people dying of the disease, the UN says.

Cholera kills 6 in northern Nigeria

2014-07-21 09:01

A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria’s Kano state has killed six people and infected scores, the state health commissioner says, although a local charity put the toll higher.

Cholera threatens 1 000s in South Sudan

2014-07-11 15:12

The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan.

71 dead in Nigerian cholera epidemic

2014-01-11 08:44

A Nigerian health official says a cholera epidemic has killed 71 people and infected 2 165 since November in northern Kano state.

Cholera kills 9, 100 hospitalised in Nigeria

2013-10-24 09:26

Cholera has killed nine people and infected 100 others this month in Namu village in Nigeria’s central Plateau, a senior health official says.

S Leone cholera death toll hits 244

2012-09-04 09:10

A cholera epidemic in Sierra Leone which was declared a national emergency in mid August has claimed 244 lives and affected 14 521 people, a statement says.


Cholera hits 3 000 Burundi refugees

2015-05-22 16:44

Three thousand cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees.

Kenya cholera death toll rises to 65

2015-05-20 13:45

At least 65 people are confirmed to have died in a nearly five-month-old cholera outbreak in Kenya, with infections also continuing to rise in the capital Nairobi, health officials say.

2 more Zim cholera patients isolated

2015-03-09 16:02

Two more cholera patients have been admitted to an isolation unit in Zimbabwe’s border town of Beitbridge, bringing to 10 the number of recorded cases countrywide, reports say.

Cholera epidemic kills 41 in Mozambique

2015-03-02 13:56

The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Mozambique that broke out after widespread flooding has risen by almost 50% in two weeks to 41, health officials say.

Ghana cholera outbreak at 'staggering' level

2014-08-15 20:48

A cholera outbreak in Ghana's capital has reached "staggering" levels, an official said Friday, blaming poor sanitation and overcrowded health facilities for the rapid spread of the disease.

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera

2014-07-14 11:37

The UN has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

Cholera outbreak spreads in South Sudan

2014-06-04 07:41

An outbreak of cholera has spread outside of war-torn South Sudan’s capital Juba for the first time since the deadly disease appeared last month, health officials say.

Cholera outbreak looms in Zimbabwe capital

2013-11-19 12:46

Human Rights watch has warned that Zimbabwe’s capital Harare is at risk of repeating a cholera outbreak five years ago that killed over 4 200 people.

Cholera kills 8 in southern Nigeria

2013-09-05 14:26

Cholera has killed eight people in southern Nigeria and ten others have been hospitalised, health officials say, in the latest outbreak to hit the country following a heavy rainy season.

Sierra Leone cholera epidemic lethal

2012-08-23 20:47

Humanitarian officials say the death toll from a cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone is double emergency thresholds.

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