ARTICLES RELATING TO CHOLERA

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.

Cholera crisis in Sierra Leone

2012-08-16 22:16

Sierra Leone has declared the latest cholera outbreak a national emergency after 176 deaths and 10 800 reported cases since January.

Sierra Leone cholera outbreak kills 62

2012-07-18 22:05

Sierra Leone's health ministry says an outbreak of cholera in the west African country has killed 62 people in less than a month.

 

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 outbreak worsens in Guinea

2012-08-19 13:43

An outbreak of cholera in Guinea has killed 82 people since February and is showing no signs of letting up.

Cholera epidemic spreads to Niger

2012-07-19 19:46

A cholera epidemic in Niger has killed 58 people and spread to a refugee camp housing Malians who have fled the unrest in the north of their country.

Unicef warns of west Africa cholera threat

2012-03-07 09:26

The United Nations Children's Fund has appealed to western African governments to prevent a new cholera outbreak, after the disease claimed nearly 3 000 lives there last year.

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