Violence in Nigeria adds to cholera epidemic

2014-11-03 14:59

Violence in Nigeria is pushing refugees and cholera across the border, aid agencies say.

Cholera outbreak in Ghana kills at least 67 since June

2014-08-25 08:47

Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others in an outbreak that highlights the health and sanitation challenges facing one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.

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.

Two more babies die in Bloemhof

2014-06-02 10:30

Diarrhoea has claimed the lives of two babies, while five are under observation in Bloemhof, North West.

Unexplained heamorrhagic fever kills 23 in Guinea

2014-03-20 12:10

Hemorrhagic fever has killed at least 23 people in Guinea in West Africa. Symptoms are diarrhoea and vomiting with a very high fever.

Cholera risk in Limpopo

2013-12-20 10:15

Limpopo residents who rely on rivers or boreholes for their drinking water are advised to boil it first to guard against cholera.

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.

Novel approach to cholera in Bangladesh

2013-07-08 12:00

An international research team has used a novel approach to identify genetic factors that appear to influence susceptibility to cholera.

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 outbreak in Guinea kills 14

2012-03-06 12:58

A cholera outbreak in western Guinea has killed at least 14 people over the past month, a source at the health and public hygiene ministry says.

Cholera epidemic spreads in CAR

2011-10-08 19:30

A cholera epidemic in the Central African Republic has claimed 16 victims, a health ministry spokesperson says.

Cholera kills 4, infects 400 in Burundi

2011-08-22 22:36

Cholera has killed at least four people in an outbreak in the past three weeks in western Burundi, where more than 400 people are infected, a health ministry official says.

Cholera cases in DRC top 5 000

2011-08-11 08:55

A cholera outbreak in the DRC has infected more than 5 000 people and caused nearly 300 deaths since March, the UN says.

Study: Haiti cholera to hit 800 000

2011-03-16 10:18

Up to 800 000 Haitians will contract cholera this year, double the estimates of UN agencies, a report published by The Lancet has claimed.

More than 208 dead in Haiti

2010-10-24 08:51

A sudden cholera epidemic has killed more than 208 people, officials said as Haiti scrambled to contain a wider outbreak 10 months after an earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation.

Cholera kills 20 in Nigeria

2009-11-04 14:28

A fresh cholera outbreak has killed 20 people and left 200 others infected in northern Nigeria's Adamawa State, an official says.

Cholera kills 51 in Cameroon

2009-10-15 11:31

A public health ministry source and national radio say a cholera outbreak in northern Cameroon killed 51 people last month, with 23 deaths in the far north where 144 cases were registered.

Cholera kills 88 in Nigeria

2009-09-30 16:07

Cholera has killed 11 people in the past 10 days in northern Nigeria, taking the death toll from the latest outbreak to 88, officials say.

12 new cholera cases in Zim

2009-08-26 12:00

Twelve new cases of cholera have been reported in a south-eastern Zimbabwe district, according to Health Minister Henry Madzorera, a few months after the epidemic was declared over.

Action over sewage pollution

2009-06-02 18:01

The High Court has issued an interdict preventing the Emfuleni municipality from spilling raw sewage into the Vaal River.

Household tonic treats disease

2009-03-12 12:41

Child deaths from diarrhoea can be stopped with a little home-made medicine.


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.

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.

Preventing cholera through vaccination

2014-05-06 15:26

Although cholera isn't prevalent in Australia, with only about two to six cases a year, it remains a notifiable and quarantine-necessary disease.

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 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.

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.

Cholera outbreaks claim 2 466

2011-10-11 15:22

Parts of central and western Africa are experiencing a massive cholera outbreak which has claimed 2 466 lives so far this year, the UN says.

Cholera kills 18 in northern Nigeria

2011-09-06 14:55

A fresh cholera outbreak has killed 18 people in northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state in the past week, officials say, in the latest epidemic to ravage the region during the rainy season.

Cholera epidemic in Somalia, says UN

2011-08-12 20:45

World Health Organisation officials say famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to an increase in outbreaks of the disease.

Cholera claims 19 in Mali

2011-07-27 20:02

A cholera outbreak in Mali in July left 19 dead and over 200 infected in the north and centre of the country.

E Cape baby does not have cholera: NICD

2011-01-26 15:29

The 11-month-old baby who was put in an isolation unit in East London does not have cholera, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases has said.

Household tonic treats disease

2010-01-12 12:48

Child deaths from diarrhoea can be stopped with a little home-made medicine.

New cholera outbreak kills 5

2009-10-20 09:35

A fresh outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe has killed five people from more than 100 recorded cases, a report says.

Cholera death toll hits 97

2009-10-02 08:38

Nine people have died and several others hospitalised following a cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northern Taraba State, bringing the death toll in the region to 97, an official says.

'No cholera outbreak in Zim'

2009-08-27 10:39

Zimbabwe's health ministry says samples taken from 12 suspected cholera patients have proved negative, ending fears of a new cholera outbreak.

Cholera outbreak kills 39

2009-08-18 22:14

A cholera outbreak has claimed 39 lives in northern Nigeria's Adamawa state in the past week, says a senior local official.

Zim the most aid dependent

2009-05-26 14:59

A report by the International Federation of Red cross says Zimbabwe is the most food aid dependent country in the world.

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