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'600,000 to contract cholera in Yemen by year end'

'600,000 to contract cholera in Yemen by year end'

Maurer warned that the unprecedented outbreak of cholera was "alarming and growing".

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Malnutrition is one of the main challenges in containing the disease.

Arab League urges world to save Yemen from cholera outbreak

The Arab League (AL) warned on Thursday against the growing cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, urging the international community to respond to the pleas of UN organisations to control the epidemic.

Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has been "increasing at an average of 5,000 a day", said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) executive director Anthony Lake in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia to help Yemen tackle cholera outbreak

Saudi Arabia to help Yemen tackle cholera outbreak

Saudi Arabia has planned to shell out millions of dollars to stem a serious outbreak of cholera in Yemen.

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

In a teleconference from Sanaa, the representative of the United Nations Children`s Fund (Unicef) in the Arab country, Meritxell Relano, explained that forecasts are based on the fact that the growth curve of affected people continues to rise.
 

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: Toll rises to 1,146, says WHO

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: Toll rises to 1,146, says WHO

Last month, the WHO said the number of suspected cases could reach 300,000 in the next six months.

Yemen cholera toll reaches 1,054: WHO

Yemen cholera toll reaches 1,054: WHO

Two thirds of the total population, around 19 million, need humanitarian and protection aid. 

Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must know

Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must know

Taking precautions during rainy season is important to stay healthy and happy throughout the monsoons.

Yemen cholera toll reaches 859: WHO

Yemen cholera toll reaches 859: WHO

The WHO on Sunday said the number of suspected cases has increased to 116,700, 14,880 more than on June 8, reports Efe news.

Consuming those soft shelled turtles may prove deadly

Consuming those soft shelled turtles may prove deadly

Cholera is a bacterial disease causing severe diarrhoea and dehydration, usually spread in water.Besides soft shelled turtles, aquatic hosts of V. cholerae include zooplankton, fish, shellfish, egg masses of midges, waterfowl, and crustaceans. 

Yemen cholera toll reaches 605: WH0

Yemen cholera toll reaches 605: WH0

The toll has rapidly increased after WHO put the figure at 532 and the number of suspected cases at 65,300 on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
 

War-ravaged Yemen witnesses 23,500 cholera cases, more than 200 deaths

War-ravaged Yemen witnesses 23,500 cholera cases, more than 200 deaths

Cholera is a highly contagious bacterial infection spread through contaminated food or water.

Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen: State of emergency declared in Sanaa

Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen: State of emergency declared in Sanaa

Hospitals in the city, which is controlled by the Shia Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients, the BBC quoted the Red Cross as saying.

Yemen cholera outbreak takes lives of 115 people

Yemen cholera outbreak takes lives of 115 people

Hospitals are struggling to accommodate the patients as the influx is increasing day by day.

Iced tea consumption linked to increase in cholera risk in endemic countries

Iced tea consumption linked to increase in cholera risk in endemic countries

Patients with cholera were also more likely to always put ice in their water and to use sedimented river water for drinking, bathing, cooking, and brushing their teeth.

El Nino can warn on cholera outbreaks in Africa: Study

El Nino can warn on cholera outbreaks in Africa: Study

During the years when El Nino is warming the eastern Pacific, East Africa has about 50,000 additional cholera cases a year, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

Indian peacekeepers in Haiti administered cholera vaccines

The UN has administered cholera vaccines to Indian peacekeepers who arrived in Haiti without being vaccinated, with the world body saying it is the responsibility of the troop-contributing country to ensure their personnel meet all medical requirements for deployment.

729,000 persons vaccinated against cholera in Haiti: WHO

729,000 persons vaccinated against cholera in Haiti: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Haiti was nearing the completion of its vaccination campaign against cholera, having reached more than 729,000 people in areas ravaged by Hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti at 1,000, buries dead in mass graves

Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti at 1,000, buries dead in mass graves

Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti on Tuesday, whipping it with 145 mile-per-hour winds and torrential rains.