Nepal floods kill at least 89 as cholera fears rise

Rescuers in Nepal struggled to recover bodies Sunday after monsoon rains swept away houses, killing at least 85 people and sparking fears of a deadly cholera outbreak, officials said.

WB: 30 patients with cholera symptoms admitted hospital

Thirty people including children with cholera symptoms were admitted to a primary health centre and nearby medical camps at Tatar village in West Medinipur district, a medical officer said Monday.

Cholera kills six in northern Nigeria: State Official

A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria`s Kano State has killed six people and infected scores, the state health commissioner said Sunday, although a local charity put the toll higher.

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers.

UN chief makes ``pilgrimage`` to Haiti to address cholera crisis

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Haiti on Monday for what he called a "necessary pilgrimage" to promote efforts to alleviate a cholera epidemic that has killed thousands and has been linked to the UN`s own peacekeepers.

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti`s deadly cholera epidemic said they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

Hilleman Labs, Gotovax AB to develop cholera vaccine

Two global pharmaceutical firms - Hilleman Laboratories and Gotovax AB - Tuesday joined hands to develop affordable oral cholera vaccine.

South Sudan crisis `deteriorates` after six months of war

Aid agencies warned Sunday that starvation and diseases like malaria and cholera were set to intensify the crisis in South Sudan, which has been devastated by six months of conflict.

1,500 cholera cases reported in South Sudan

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has confirmed a total of 1, 459 cholera cases, including 31 deaths, in South Sudan by Saturday.

Cholera vaccine is 86 per cent effective: Study

A cheap and easy to deliver oral vaccine against cholera is 86 per cent effective in preventing the infection which causes severe diarrhea and can be fatal, researchers said today.

Eight dead, hundreds ill from `tainted water` in Philippines

Health officials are testing for cholera and other diseases after eight people died and hundreds more fell ill in a remote area in the Philippines, possibly from contaminated water, authorities said Wednesday.

New towns pose health risks for India`s poor: Study

While the skyscrapers and growing satellite city projects in India are fast emerging as markers of development, the new towns pose serious health risks to the poor, a study has found.

Scientists develop method to predict epidemics

A risk map using environmental and health data can predict epidemics, scientists say.

71 killed in Nigeria cholera outbreak

At least 71 people have died of cholera in Nigeria`s Kano state, an official said.

Less than 12 percent of children use toilets in India

Less than 12 percent of children use toilets in India and this is leading to diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid, social scientists said here Friday.

`Cholera outbreak claims 74 lives in Nigeria`

As many as 74 people have died of cholera in Nigeria, the country`s health minister said Monday.

Cuba to develop two cholera vaccines

Cuban researchers are working on developing two cholera oral-vaccines, one of which is in advanced clinical trials, experts said here.

Cholera kills nine, 100 hospitalised in Nigeria: Official

Cholera has killed nine people and infected 100 others this month in Namu village in Nigeria`s central Plateau state, a senior health official said Wednesday.

UN to help Haiti overcome cholera epidemic

The UN Wednesday reiterated its commitment to doing all it can to help the people of Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic.

Genetics` key role behind cholera revealed

A team of Harvard scientists has now uncovered evidence of genetic changes that might help protect some people from contracting cholera.