El Nino can warn on cholera outbreaks in Africa: study

2017-04-11 09:13

El Nino, the cyclical climatic phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, is linked to shifts in cholera cases in Africa, providing an early warning that could save lives, scientists said Monday.

Typhoid outbreak: Mugabe's minister blames MDC

2017-01-11 22:01

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai has slammed Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere over his claims that the opposition party was responsible for the typhoid outbreak in Harare.

UN chief apologises to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

2016-12-02 20:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has apologised for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country.

WHO to send 1 million cholera vaccine doses to hurricane-hit Haiti

2016-10-12 13:17

The potential for a reinvigorated cholera outbreak is alarming for Haiti, which has been grappling with the disease since its catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

WHO: Nearly 5 000 cholera cases in Tanzania

2015-10-22 22:12

Tanzania is facing a major cholera outbreak, counting nearly 5 00 cases and dozens of deaths, says the World Health Organisation.

Cholera kills 32 in South Sudan

2015-07-07 15:11

As many as 5 000 children under five are at risk of dying from cholera unless urgent action is taken to contain the outbreak, says the United Nations.

Cholera outbreak kills at least 18 in South Sudan

2015-06-23 13:15

At least 18 people have died of cholera in war-torn South Sudan, the health ministry says, as it declares an outbreak of the highly contagious infection.

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.


Cyclone Dineo: Over 200 cases of cholera in Mozambique

2017-02-17 10:17

Along with the havoc wreaked by tropical storm Dineo, Mozambique has also been hit by a cholera epidemic, with 216 confirmed cases of the diarrhoeal disease and one death in three cities, a report says.

Typhoid outbreak: Harare bans food vendors, gives them 48-hr ultimatum

2017-01-11 19:04

The Harare city council has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to food vendors operating in the city centre to 'cease operation' due to a typhoid outbreak, reports said on Wednesday.

Under whites, Zim wasn't dirty, minister says as cholera hits Harare

2016-10-22 22:00

Zimbabwe's environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has reportedly said that the southern African country has become one of the "dirtiest countries in the region".

Cholera case diagnosed in Oman

2015-11-09 17:00

Omani health authorities have urged caution after a woman who had visited Iraq was found to be infected with cholera, a report says.

Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti's humanitarian crisis

2015-08-19 11:22

Climate Change, cholera and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighbouring Dominican Republican are fuelling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the UN has warned.

At least 18 die of cholera in South Sudan in 3 weeks

2015-06-25 08:24

Cholera has killed at least 18 people in Juba, capital of South Sudan, in the last three weeks and the government will step up measures to counter the spread of the disease, an official says.

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.

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