Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18: ministry

2017-11-12 09:55

An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry says, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues.

14 people die of cholera in northeast Nigeria

2017-09-03 09:00

Fourteen people have died of cholera in northeast Nigeria, with most of the victims living in a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the health ministry says.

Sudanese doctors urge measures against cholera outbreak

2017-07-03 06:04

Sudanese doctors and aid workers are urging the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

2017-06-24 10:02

"Several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association says.

34 dead of suspected cholera as Yemen outbreak spreads

2017-05-09 18:26

A total of 34 people have died of cholera-related causes in a second wave of cholera-associated deaths in Yemen in a year.

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.


Death toll from Nigeria cholera rises to 21: official

2017-09-06 10:10

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in restive northeast Nigeria has risen to 21, with most of the victims living in a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the health ministry says.

80% of Yemen children in need of immediate aid: UN

2017-07-26 19:20

A vicious combination of war, cholera and hunger has left 80 percent of Yemeni children in desperate need of aid, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

More than 200 000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

2017-06-25 10:03

The UN's health agency and their children's fund say the number of suspected cases in a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen now exceeds 200 000.

Kenya health authorities issue alert over cholera in capital

2017-05-19 11:30

A Kenyan health official says the government has issued an alert over a cholera outbreak in the capital after five cases of the disease were confirmed and three other suspected cases were being investigated.

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.

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