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Zambian President Edgar Lungu orders military to help tackle cholera

December 30, 2017 2:04 am
Zambian President Edgar Lungu orders military to help tackle cholera

A Doctors without Borders staff member performs patient consultations at a center in Lusaka, Zambia, January 22, 2009. Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which has killed 41 people in the nation’s capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since […]

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Monkeypox: Senators in Nigeria calls for proactive measure to halt spread

October 10, 2017 10:32 pm
Monkeypox: Senators in Nigeria calls for proactive measure to halt spread

Members of the Nigerian Senate at a plenary. PHOTO: TWITTER/ NIGERIAN SENATE The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to be pro-active in containing and preventing the spread of Monkey Pox disease already prevalent in parts of the country. Monkey Pox is a rare and infectious disease caused by […]

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Cholera spreading among Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram militants : United Nations

September 6, 2017 10:00 pm
Cholera spreading among Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram militants : United Nations

Children gather at the scene of a terrorist attack in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria on July 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Cholera is spreading fast through camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Most deaths were recorded in Muna […]

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Over half million Yemenis infected with cholera since April: World Health Organization

August 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Over half million Yemenis infected with cholera since April: World Health Organization

A Yemeni child, who is suspected of being infected with cholera, cries at a hospital in the capital Sana’a, on August 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 500,000 people have been affected by cholera in war-torn Yemen since the epidemic broke out in […]

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Measles killed 35 European children: World Health Organization

July 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Measles killed 35 European children: World Health Organization

A girl holds her baby sister as they wait for measles vaccinations at a medical center following a break out of the disease in Kafr Batna, in the eastern Ghouta area on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The World Health Organization says […]

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Cholera hits all Yemeni provinces, kills over 1,600: United Nations

July 6, 2017 2:29 pm
Cholera hits all Yemeni provinces, kills over 1,600: United Nations

The United Nations (UN) warns that the cholera outbreak has spread to all 21 provinces across Yemen, saying the disease has claimed more than 1,600 lives the war-torn country since late April. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric made the announcement on Wednesday, adding that 270,000 people were also suspected to have contracted […]

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Polio outbreak paralyzes 17 children in Syria: World Health Organization (WHO)

June 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Polio outbreak paralyzes 17 children in Syria: World Health Organization (WHO)

The file photo shows a child being vaccinated. The World Health Organization (WHO) says a polio outbreak has paralyzed at least 17 Syrian children since March, calling the situation in the war-torn country “very serious.” “We are very much worried, because if there is one case of polio with a kid […]

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World Health Organization says 1,146 killed due to cholera in Yemen since April

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World Health Organization says 1,146 killed due to cholera in Yemen since April

Yemeni children infected with cholera receive treatment at Sabaeen Hospital in Sana’a, June 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The World Health Organization says 1,146 people have been killed due to an outbreak of cholera in Yemen since late April, as the impoverished Arab country continues to suffer from Saudi Arabia’s deadly […]

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About 600 people killed by Cholera in Yemen since late April: United Nations

June 3, 2017 5:30 am
About 600 people killed by Cholera in Yemen since late April: United Nations

A child with cholera receives treatment at the Sab’een Hospital in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on 12 May 2017. (Photo by UNICEF) The United Nations says the cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has claimed the lives of nearly 600 people in about a month amid a deadly Saudi military campaign against […]

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Yemenis recount horrors of cholera epidemic

May 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Yemenis recount horrors of cholera epidemic

Yemeni child, suspected of being infected with cholera, receives treatment at a hospital in the capital Sana’a, May 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Swarming Al-Sabeen Hospital in the capital Sana’a, Yemeni medics and civilians have cited horrifying accounts of how a cholera epidemic is wreaking havoc in the war-torn country.  […]

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Yemeni hospital exceeds full capacity amid deadly cholera

May 6, 2017 12:09 am
Yemeni hospital exceeds full capacity amid deadly cholera

As the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, is struggling with an unprecedented outbreak of cholera, its al-Sabeen Maternity and Child Hospital is on the verge of breaking point, crammed with pandemic patients. An overflow of cholera patients at al-Sabeen has pushed the facility well past its full capacity and into a health […]

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Doctors missed 11 chances to treat boy before he died of chronic asthma

March 16, 2017 10:30 am
Doctors missed 11 chances to treat boy before he died of chronic asthma

Michael Uriely playing at the British Under nine Championships. Photo / Twitter, @london_chess Doctors missed 11 opportunities to treat a 9-year-old chess champion in the months before he died of chronic asthma, an inquest heard. Michael Uriely, who was one of the UK’s brightest prospects in the game, was taken […]

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WHO issues warning over superbugs

March 1, 2017 2:40 pm
WHO issues warning over superbugs

Treating salmonella infections could become harder as it builds resistance to antibiotics. Photo / AP Superbugs which cause sepsis, pneumonia, and salmonella will soon be resistant to antibiotics, the World Health Organisation has warned as it called on governments to stop relying on pharmaceutical companies to solve the crisis. Health […]

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New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

Researchers have found a potential factor in the outbreak of Ebola virus – deforestation. Photo / 123RF New research co-authored by a New Zealand scientist has linked deforestation in Central and West Africa to the deadly Ebola virus. The study, published today in journal Scientific Reports, finds that forested areas that […]

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Cholera reportedly kills nine in Yemen’s Aden

October 23, 2016 9:30 pm
Cholera reportedly kills nine in Yemen’s Aden

Yemeni children receive treatment at a hospital in the capital Sana’a on October 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP) At least nine people have died of cholera in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden as the infectious disease continues to spread rapidly across the conflict-stricken Arab country. Sources close to the […]

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