Cholera

Yemen cholera outbreak intensifies, kills 2,150 people

Yemen cholera outbreak intensifies, kills 2,150 people

Over 820,000 suspected cholera cases and over 2,150 associated deaths since April 27 have been reported till now.

Oct 14, 2017, 10:52 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
Cholera cases in war-ravaged Yemen soar past half-million: WHO

Cholera cases in war-ravaged Yemen soar past half-million: WHO

Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, WHO said.

Aug 14, 2017, 15:38 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
Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by consuming contaminated food or water. 

Jul 28, 2017, 13:24 PM IST
'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".

Jul 24, 2017, 10:58 AM IST
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.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:36 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
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.

Jun 29, 2017, 11:16 AM 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
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.
 

Jun 23, 2017, 20:51 PM IST
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.

Jun 20, 2017, 14:42 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
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.

Jun 12, 2017, 11:13 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
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. 

Jun 10, 2017, 12:14 PM 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