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For West African nations, Ebola is but the tip of the iceberg

The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has certainly caught the world's attention, especially with WHO declaring it an international health emergency. But as some people suggest, the move was merely a symbolic gesture. Actually, Ebola is not the problem.

Ebola distracts from Africa's other outbreak: Cholera

The cholera outbreak going on in Northern Cameroon has already killed at least 65 people and infected over 1,300. Hampered by incursions from the insurgent Boko Haram sect, and with the world focused on the Ebola outbreak, Cameroon expects more deaths.

Nigeria cholera outbreak infects over 300 and kills 7 people

A cholera outbreak that started over the past weekend in Northwest Kano state has spread to 11 local councils, according to Bello Abubakar of the state ministry of health. The health Minister has stressed the need for people to use clean water only.

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-prince - 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.Ban promised to seek $2.

UN Secretary General Moon personally served in Cholera lawsuit Special

New York - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon was served with a complaint as part of a Brooklyn federal lawsuit against Moon and the United Nations brought on behalf of more than 1,500 Haitians.

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

New York - Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic said Friday they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

Case against the U.N. in Haiti continues Special

"It is time for justice to be done for the people of Haiti," states attorney Stan Alpert. Alpert is representing victims of cholera in Haiti - a disease introduced and spread by the United Nations.

Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

Port-au-prince - Victims of Haiti's deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in US federal court, demanding compensation over the organization's alleged responsibility for the outbreak.The class-action suit -- repre...

U.N. sued by 1,500 victims of cholera outbreak in Haiti

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against the United Nations over the cholera outbreak in Haiti which left over 9,000 dead and 700,000 sick. The contagion has spread to several countries.

Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

Washington - Victims of Haiti's deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in US federal court, demanding compensation over the organization's alleged responsibility for the outbreak.The class-action suit -- repre...

UN has immunity from Haiti cholera lawsuit: US

Washington - A New York court should grant the United Nations immunity from legal action brought by victims of a cholera outbreak in post-earthquake Haiti that killed thousands, US officials said Friday.The petition demanding compensation was filed last year on beh...

UN warns of surge in Haiti cholera deaths

- A United Nations envoy warned Wednesday that cholera deaths in Haiti will surge and spread to other countries unless more funds are found to battle the epidemic.

Haitian cholera epidemic spreads

The strain of bacteria which caused the cholera epidemic in Haiti has spread to other countries. Meanwhile, victims of the epidemic in Haiti look set to sue the United Nations.

Scores are dead in Nigeria as cholera outbreak continues

Cholera has been the scourge of mankind for over 200 years, killing millions of people. Once thought to be caused by "bad air," we now know it is spread through poor sanitation practices and a lack of hygiene, still common in developing countries.

Lawsuit alleges that UN forces brought cholera epidemic to Haiti

A federal lawsuit that will reportedly be filed in New York on Wednesday alleges that Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers re-introduced cholera into Haiti.

Haiti's Hurricane Sandy victims: World, don't forget about us

Even as Hurricane Sandy has passed through Haiti, the people of the country are far from recovering as it deals with problems that grow increasingly worse.

Haiti faces food crisis and cholera in wake of Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of the havoc caused by the super storm on Haiti, only now is the extent of the devastation making itself known. Haitians face severe food shortages and the threat of cholera.

Cholera outbreak sweeps though West African coastal slums

Lagos - Health officials say that a cholera epidemic, one of the worst in years, is sweeping through the coastal slums of West Africa. The disease is spreading through Freetown and Conakry, capital cities of Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Famine conditions ease in Somalia, militant fighting on rise

Mogadishu - A massive scale-up of humanitarian efforts has led to significant food aid flows into local markets to ease Somalia’s famine conditions, but new fighting between military and the militant Al Shabab group continues posing serious risk to supply aid.

Vaccination plans begin in Haiti to fight cholera epidemic

Testing plans are now in the making for the delivery of 200,000 doses of cholera vaccine for approximately 100,000 people --not enough to stop the cholera, but enough to show the world the vaccine works.

Haiti's election carries on despite cries of fraud

On Sunday Haitians went to the polls despite challenges to have their voice heard. As the polling stations closed protests took to the streets with widespread talk of fraud.

Haiti Cholera Outbreak death toll tops 1500, plea for doctors

Port-au-prince - Haiti is in urgent need of supplies, nurses and doctors to slow the rapidly increasing death toll from a raging cholera epidemic that international aid operations are struggling to control, the United Nations' top humanitarian official said.

Haitian protests against UN troops turn deadly

The news for Haiti just does not get better with time, and while some are asking why the millions of dollars pledged to help Haitians are not having an effect, Haitians have had enough and are rioting in the streets.

Samaritan's Purse says volunteers and donations needed in Haiti

Samaritan's Purse Canada is sending an appeal for help in combating the cholera outbreak in Haiti. Almost 600 people have died and more than 9,000 have been hospitalized.

Number of new cholera cases, deaths slowing in Haiti

Port-au-prince - The latest OCHA report is out, confirming the rapid mobilization to fight the cholera outbreak in Haiti is -- so far -- working. There are still many people ill with cholera, but the number of new cases reported is slowing.

Hope rises for Haiti, OCHA says cholera containment working

Port-au-prince - Health officials have dreaded the spread of cholera to Haiti's capital, where up to a million people still live in tent cities which lack proper sanitation, and where many people cannot access clean and safe drinking water.

Cholera outbreak worsens while world rushes to help Haiti again

Port-au-prince - While Al Jazeera reported that the cholera outbreak appeared to be moving closer to Port-au-Prince and Haiti had not established health check points to help prevent the spread of the disease, the world is rushing in with renewed aid for Haiti.

Cholera outbreak sickening hundreds of Haitians, over 100 dead

Port-au-prince - After the devastating earthquake that plunged Haiti into crisis in January this year, health and relief agencies feared the outbreak of contagious disease.

After the Flooding Cholera fears increase in Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan have left an estimated 1,500 dead, 20 million homeless and over 722,00 homes damaged. The biggest threat now is disease with the first case of Cholera already being reported.

Pakistan flood death toll reaches 1,100, cholera begins to emerge

Islamabad - The worst flood in Pakistan's history has killed approximately 1,100 people and more than 27,000 are stranded. There have been reports of outbreaks of water-borne diseases. Nations have already announced donation pledges.
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Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
Priscilla Sogah
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
Operation Blessing International
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
The unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
Tom Kirn, Ron Taylor, Louisa Howard
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