Cholera

Tanzania: WHO Warns Cholera Could Be Here for Months

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that efforts to contain cholera, which has killed over 200 people in Tanzania since last August, may not bear fruit soon unless there is a major overhaul of sanitation systems.
 
The WHO representative in the country, Dr Rufaro Chatora, told The Citizen in an exclusive interview that the government's efforts to control the disease must include the repair of sanitation systems.
 
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WHO to double cholera vaccine stockpile

The WHO hopes to address global shortages of cholera vaccines by doubling its supply in 2016. Just three companies currently have the world body's stamp of approval to create these medicines.

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Tanzania: WHO Warning on Cholera Timely - Let's Act Promptly

The warning by the World Health Organisation (WHO) over the apparently unstoppable spread of cholera in Tanzania should act as a wake-up call for health authorities to spring into action. For more than four months now, the disease has slowly but steadily spread around the country, killing scores of people.
 
Despite this disturbing situation, authorities have not responded with the necessary urgency. There doesn't seem to be ample public education on how to control the deadly disease that is spread by bacteria through poor hygiene.
 
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Haïti-Santé : Des Ong plaident en faveur de l’éradication du choléra

Le Comité de coordination des Organisations non gouvernementales (Ong) en Haïti (Cco en Haïti) [1] encourage les acteurs nationaux et internationaux, notamment les bailleurs de fonds, à continuer à apporter leur soutien dans la lutte contre le choléra pendant l’année 2016 et pendant les cinq prochaines années.
 
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UNHCR battles cholera at world's largest refugee complex

Health workers at the world's largest refugee complex in Kenya are gaining the upper hand in battling a cholera outbreak that has killed 10 people and sickened around 1,000 others since it broke out last month amid rains linked to El Niño.
 
Cholera, an often fatal water-borne bacterial illness, which causes fever, vomiting and watery diarrhoea, flared up in mid-November at Dadaab, which comprises five camps hosting 347,000 refugees and asylum seekers, the majority fleeing violence in Somalia.
 
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Cholera Outbreak Hits Eastern Malawi

Malawi is experiencing an outbreak of cholera, two months after the start of the rainy season. Health authorities say the water-borne disease has hit most residents of three districts around Lake Chilwa in eastern Malawi.
 
The first cholera cases were reported in the eastern districts of Machinga and Zomba on December 19 when one person died and 26 others were receiving treatment at public hospitals.
 
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Choléra – Iraq

Le point focal national RSI pour l’Iraq a notifié à l’OMS des cas supplémentaires de choléra, confirmés en laboratoire.
 
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Cholera – Iraq

WHO received notification from the National IHR Focal Point of Iraq of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera.
 
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WHO continues to support the cholera outbreak response in Iraq as cases decline

The cholera outbreak in Iraq has continued to decline over the past 3 weeks with a few cases being reported from the affected districts or governorates. A total of 4858 laboratory-confirmed cases tested at provincial laboratories have been reported from the country, with 2 related deaths as of 17 November 2015.
 
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In Iraq, taking steps to stamp out cholera

With an outbreak of cholera threatening to spread further, UNICEF has launched a campaign to inform vulnerable communities on basic measures for prevention and treatment.
 
DOHUK, Iraq, 9 November 2015 – In Domiz refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq, Elhani is gathering a group of very excited schoolchildren and having them stand in a circle.
 
It’s Global Handwashing Day, and normal classes at Kobani primary school have been suspended for a while as children learn an equally important lesson: how to prevent cholera.
 
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