Before cholera kills more in Kano

The outbreak of cholera in Kano State and some states in the North have become a source of concern to people in the state, more so when the disease was reported to have claimed many lives. KOLA OYELERE reports that poor personal hygiene and untidy habits of many in Kano metropolis were largely responsible for the outbreak.

WHEN it was first reported in the media that an outbreak of cholera had spread like wildfire in Kano State, many did not take it seriously, because they never expected that it would cause such a huge mortality among the residents of the state.


Haïti-Choléra : Le Mspp alerte sur des foyers actifs dans cinq départements

Les populations de dix-sept communes, dans les départements géographiques de l’Ouest (où se trouve la capitale Port-au-Prince), de l’Artibonite, du Centre, du Sud-Est et du Sud, sont appelés à rester vigilantes, en raison de la présence de foyers actifs de l’épidémie de choléra, alerte le ministère de la santé publique et de la population (Mspp), en conférence de presse le lundi 20 janvier 2014.


Positive interim results for PaxVax cholera study

PaxVax, Inc., a Menlo Park, California-based vaccine developer, announced positive interim results on Thursday for the Phase III cholera challenge study of its PXVX0200 vaccine candidate.
The study investigated the rate of diarrhea in participants vaccinated with PXVX0200 compared with individuals receiving only the placebo. Twenty of 33 participants receiving the placebo experienced moderate-to-severe diarrhea compared to just two of 35 participants who received PXVX0200.

Fresh typhoid outbreak hits Zimbabwe

The latest weekly surveillance report from the Ministry of Health and Child Care, show that 28 cases of typhoid have been reported countrywide, 13 of these in Harare alone.


How the Internet is Helping Prevent the Spread of Disease in Tacloban

Emergencies are a breeding ground for disease. Aside from the immediate destructive effects of earthquakes, conflict, tsunamis, or in the case of the Philippines, typhoons, local populations are often subject to devastating outbreaks of typhoid, cholera and other infectious diseases brought about by the collapse of infrastructure and utilities and cramped, unsanitary living conditions.

PaxVax secures $22 million in funding for cholera vaccine

PaxVax, Inc., a Menlo Park, California-based vaccine developer, announced on Wednesday that it completed a $22 million financing round, which it will use to fund a clinical trial program for its cholera vaccine candidate.

PaxVax will use the capital from its Series B financing round to continue to fund its recently initiated Phase III clinical trial program for PXVX0200, its single-dose oral cholera vaccine candidate. The program is comprised of cholera safety, challenge and immunogenicity studies.


Congo-Kinshasa: Sud-Kivu - L'épidémie de choléra officiellement déclarée

Le nombre de cas de choléra enregistrés dans la zone de santé de Kadutu, dans la ville de Bukavu depuis le 28 novembre dernier s'élève à 132, selon les statistiques publiées vendredi 6 décembre 2013 par les autorités sanitaires. Le gouverneur de province, Marcelin Chisambo, a officiellement déclaré le samedi 7 décembre l'épidémie de choléra dans l'ensemble de la province du Sud-Kivu, qui compte 2 660 cas dont 17 décès depuis juillet.


Oral cholera vaccine ‘offers protection for five years’

Cholera can now be prevented effectively for five years with an oral vaccine, a clinical trial in India has shown.


ZIMBABWE: Typhoid and cholera return

More than 100 people in the Zimbabwean capital Harare and Chitungwiza, a dormitory town 35km southeast of the city, have contracted typhoid this month, and the dilapidated water and sanitation systems are again being blamed for another round of water-borne diseases. 


Conditions ripe for cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

Conditions in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, are ripe for another outbreak of cholera, the waterborne disease that claimed an estimated 4,200 lives in the country between 2008 and 2009, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).