Kenya confirms 65 deaths from cholera outbreak

The death toll from cholera outbreak in Kenya has risen to 65, with at least 3,234 cases reported across the country, authorities said on Tuesday.

Would you drink this beer brewed from 'human waste'?
Would you drink this beer brewed from 'human waste'?

Soon there could be a beer in the market brewed from human sewage.

Diarrhea claims 20 lives in Nigeria

Nigeria's Rivers State government Wednesday said 20 persons have been died from acute diarrhea.

Odisha district takes measures to check water-borne diseases

With jaundice spreading in western Odisha town of Sambalpur, Koraput district administration has initiated precautionary measures to check possible outbreak of waterborne diseases.

Cholera bacterium kills other bacteria to steal their DNA

Scientists have discovered the unconventional way the cholera bacterium stabs and kills other bacteria to steal their DNA, making it potentially more virulent.

Haiti cholera outbreak kills 132 in 2014

Haiti`s cholera epidemic has killed 132 people and may have infected nearly 15,000 others so far this year, a UN agency report said on Wednesday.

Communicable diseases warning issued after floods in Philippines

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) Saturday warned the public of the transmission of communicable diseases following the floods that inundated Manila and surrounding provinces.

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.