Cholera outbreak

WHO helps Zambia immunize 1 million people against cholera

WHO helps Zambia immunize 1 million people against cholera

Two million doses of oral cholera vaccine from the Gavi-funded global stockpile were delivered to the southern African country in January, enough to immunize one million people.

Jan 11, 2018, 10:27 AM IST
2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO

2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO

The epidemic has spread rapidly because of the deterioration in hygienic and sanitary conditions and the disruption of water supply in the country, which has suffered an armed conflict since 2014, the WHO said.

Aug 22, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: UNICEF

Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: UNICEF

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef.

Aug 18, 2017, 23:32 PM IST
Yemen cholera toll rises to 1,992: WHO

Yemen cholera toll rises to 1,992: WHO

The International Committee of the Red Cross has expected the suspected cases of cholera in Yemen to reach 600,000 by the end of 2017.

Jul 30, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

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.

Jul 20, 2017, 23:02 PM IST
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.

Jun 24, 2017, 19:33 PM IST
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. 

Jun 18, 2017, 11:15 AM IST
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.

Jun 12, 2017, 08:57 AM IST
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.
 

Jun 03, 2017, 20:28 PM IST
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.

May 19, 2017, 18:24 PM IST
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.

May 15, 2017, 12:52 PM IST
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.

May 14, 2017, 16:36 PM IST

22 killed from Cholera outbreak in South Sudan

At least 22 people were killed in a cholera outbreak in South Sudan representing a case fatality rate of (CFR) of 2.49 per cent, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday.

Aug 09, 2016, 22:34 PM IST

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.

May 20, 2015, 02:59 AM IST

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.

Jun 10, 2014, 10:06 AM IST

Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

Jun 01, 2014, 06:35 AM IST

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.

May 30, 2014, 09:58 AM IST

`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.

Oct 29, 2013, 09:06 AM IST

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.

Oct 24, 2013, 10:34 AM IST

Six die of cholera in Kerala

Six people have died of cholera while 56 have been hospitalised with diarrhoea in the tribal hamlets of Kerala`s hilly Wayanad district, a legislator said on Wednesday.

Jun 29, 2011, 14:20 PM IST