Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Cholera News

Yemen cholera cases could pass 300,000 by September: UN

Geneva - A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said Friday.

Yemen cholera death toll passes 1,100: WHO

Geneva - Cholera has killed 1,170 people in war-ravaged Yemen and the number of suspected cases is now at nearly 2,000 a day, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Yemen cholera toll nears 1,000 as 'humanity loses out to politics'

Amman - The death toll from a cholera outbreak is approaching 1,000 in Yemen, a war-devastated and impoverished country where "humanity is losing out to politics", a senior UN official said Thursday.

UN seeks funds urgently for Haiti's cholera

New York - The United Nations on Wednesday launched another urgent appeal to member countries to finance its nearly empty relief fund for battling cholera in Haiti.It was expected to raise $400 million over two years but only about 2.

Less than 30% of pledged Yemen aid delivered: UN

Sanaa - Less than 30 percent of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a UN official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive. Donors in April pledged close to $1.

Less than 30% of pledged Yemen aid delivered: UN

Sanaa - Less than 30 percent of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a UN official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive. Donors in April pledged close to $1.

Less than 30% of pledged Yemen aid delivered: UN

Sanaa - Less than 30 percent of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a UN official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive. Donors in April pledged close to $1.

Cholera leaves Yemen hospitals in constant code black

Sanaa - At Yemen's Sabaeen Hospital, code black is an understatement: patients sleep three to a bed, on the bare floor or outside in tents as cholera brings a country torn by war to its knees.

UN wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

New York - The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the UN mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday.

Nearly 23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen in three weeks : WHO

Geneva - A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen has killed 242 people, and left nearly 23,500 others sick in the past three weeks alone, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

Sanaa - Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite rebels, have declared a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of cholera that has spread rapidly in the Yemeni capital.

Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

Sanaa - Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite rebels, have declared a state of emergency in the Yemeni capital, where a deadly outbreak of cholera has spread rapidly.

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads: ICRC

Sanaa - A cholera outbreak has rapidly spread in Yemen, killing 115 people in two weeks in the impoverished country where hospitals badly damaged by more than two years of war can barely cope.

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads

Sanaa - A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads

Sanaa - A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads

Sanaa - A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.

UN keeping eye on Haiti, envoy says

Port-au-prince - Sandra Honore -- a diplomat from Trinidad who has headed the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH since July 2013 -- says the UN will keep tabs on progress in the country even after the mission shuts down.

Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN

Geneva - Cholera and acute diarrhoea have killed more than 500 people and left tens of thousands of others sick in drought-hit parts of Somalia since January, the United Nations said Thursday.

UN Haiti cholera fund still falls short despite British aid

New York - A new appeal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for funding to help Haiti's cholera victims has fallen short, with only Britain responding to the call, UN officials said Friday.

Mozambique cholera outbreak infects over 1,200

Maputo - Mozambique is battling a cholera outbreak that has infected 1,222 people and killed two, the country's health ministry said Tuesday, warning that it has been unable to slow its spread.

UN Haiti cholera fund fails to draw pledges

New York - A UN fund set up for Haiti's cholera victims is failing to draw support, with only two percent of the needed $400 million raised so far, according to a letter by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Fighting Haiti's cholera outbreak requires more funds: UN

Port-au-prince - The cholera outbreak that hit Haiti after Hurricane Matthew slammed the island has been contained but persists due to lack of funding, according to the United Nations.

UN chief Ban apologizes to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday apologized for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country.

UN refusal to recognize role in Haiti cholera a 'debacle': expert

New York - The United Nations' refusal to recognize its legal responsiblity for Haiti's cholera epidemic is a debacle that must be turned into a success story, a UN expert said Tuesday.

UN struggles to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

New York - The United Nations is struggling to raise $200 million to help the families of victims of a deadly outbreak of cholera in Haiti, a senior UN official said Monday.

After the hurricane, cholera hits Haiti's suffering survivors

Jeremie - The rains inundating their ruined homes are no longer the biggest concern of the long-suffering people of Randelle: cholera is tearing through the isolated Haitian mountain village at devastating speed.

Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane

Geneva - Haiti recorded nearly 800 cases of cholera the week after it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, as health officials grapple to contain the disease.

Mass graves used to bury dead in Haiti while cholera spreads

Port-au-prince - In Haiti's devastated Southwest, some of the dead are being buried in mass graves as the death toll in the wake of Hurricane Matthew has risen to at least 1,000. Now, cholera, another deadly killer, is ravaging the population.

Cholera stalks hurricane-ravaged Haiti

Les Cayes - Nearly a week after being devastated by a hurricane, Haiti is confronted with a growing cholera outbreak threatening to turn its disaster even more deadly.

Hurricane Matthew now a catastrophic threat to Haiti and Jamaica

Matthew is now a furious and dangerous hurricane packing 145 mph (230 kph) winds as it bears down on Haiti and Jamaica, a scenario that could very well be catastrophic to the two island countries.
  1 2 3 4 5 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Cholera


Cholera Image

Nigeria s daunting sanitation problems need to be addressed before diseases can be brought under con...
Nigeria's daunting sanitation problems need to be addressed before diseases can be brought under control.
Shomaila Yousaf
People receiving rehydration treatment in the parking lot of the hospital in Saint Marc  Haiti.
People receiving rehydration treatment in the parking lot of the hospital in Saint Marc, Haiti.
Operation Blessing International, An Eyewitness Account
Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
Priscilla Sogah
October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
Italian Red Cross
Badia Pozzeveri or San Pietro a Pozzeveri church - the site of excavations that archaeologists hope ...
Badia Pozzeveri or San Pietro a Pozzeveri church - the site of excavations that archaeologists hope will provide information on the evolution of cholera
Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri
Undergraduate students examine the skeleton of a young male excavated from the Badia Pozzeveri cemet...
Undergraduate students examine the skeleton of a young male excavated from the Badia Pozzeveri cemetery
Ohio State University
The water purification system set up by Operation Blessing International.
The water purification system set up by Operation Blessing International.
Operation Blessing International Eye Witness Account
October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
Italian Red Cross
A coffin constructed for a Haitian teenager in the village of Dauphin  which had been isolated becau...
A coffin constructed for a Haitian teenager in the village of Dauphin, which had been isolated because of very bad road conditions. The teenager had died after contracting cholera.
Operation Blessing International
The unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
The unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
Tom Kirn, Ron Taylor, Louisa Howard
Thousands of people have been infected with cholera. If untreated  the disease can be fatal.
Thousands of people have been infected with cholera. If untreated, the disease can be fatal.
NewNewsDaily
October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
Italian Red Cross
Graph showing number of outbreaks and deaths by year for Nigeria up through 2011.
Graph showing number of outbreaks and deaths by year for Nigeria up through 2011.
WHO
Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
United Nations
A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
Operation Blessing International
Cholera has now become a threat as renewed violence forces more internally displaced people into tem...
Cholera has now become a threat as renewed violence forces more internally displaced people into temporary shelters.
UNHCR
Scanning electron microscope image of Vibrio cholerae bacteria  which infect the digestive system.; ...
Scanning electron microscope image of Vibrio cholerae bacteria, which infect the digestive system.; Zeiss DSM 962 SEM. From the research: T.J. Kirn, M.J. Lafferty, C.M.P Sandoe and R.K. Taylor, 2000, "Delineation of pilin domains required for bacterial association into microcolonies and intestinal colonization", Molecular Microbiology, Vol. 35(4):896-910.
T.J. Kirn, M.J. Lafferty, C.M.P Sandoe and R.K. Taylor
Bringing Cholera symptoms under control with replacement fluids is the first step in treatment.
Bringing Cholera symptoms under control with replacement fluids is the first step in treatment.
234next.com
An ancient Italian burial grounds is providing  a thousand-year history  into human health
An ancient Italian burial grounds is providing 'a thousand-year history' into human health
Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri