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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.

UN rolls out aid package for cholera-hit Haiti

New York - The United Nations will mobilize $181 million to shore up the emergency response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti and at least an equal amount for the victims and their families, a senior UN official says.

Haiti cholera victims protest against UN

Port-au-prince - Around 100 Haitian cholera victims protested Monday in front of the presidential palace demanding that the government obtain damages from the United Nations, whose peacekeepers are blamed for the epidemic.

UN promises 'material' aid to cholera victims in Haiti

New York - The United Nations will give "material" aid to cholera victims in Haiti and their families, the secretary general's spokesman said Friday, citing the international body's "moral responsibility.

UN admits responsibility in deaths of thousands of Haitians

New York City - After nearly six years, the United Nations has finally admitted that its own peacekeepers may have had some responsibility for the deadly Cholera outbreak that killed thousands of Haitians after the 2010 earthquake.

FDA approves new cholera vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new vaccine for cholera. The drug is branded Vaxchora and itt targets a specific cholera called serogroup O1.

Haitian cholera victims call for UN accountability

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of activists and victims of Haiti's cholera epidemic staged a demonstration Thursday in Port-au-Prince to demand an apology and compensation from the United Nations, whose peacekeepers are accused of accidentally introducing the disease five y...

300-400 new cholera cases per day among Burundians in Tanzania: UN

Ginebra - Some 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in Tanzania, mainly among Burundian refugees fleeing political violence, the UN said Friday, adding that up to 400 new cases were being counted daily.

Italian graveyard's 1000 year perspective on human health

Altopascio - The cemetery of an ancient church in Tuscany, Italy may provide key information concerning the deadly bacterium that causes cholera.

Cholera's unusual way of killing for DNA found

Cholera has been a scourge to humanity since ancient times. The dibilitating intestinal infection causes over 100,000 deaths every year. Scientists have now discovered how the bacterium overwhelms and kills its victims.

New clue about cholera infection

Houston - A new study has revealed how humans become infected with cholera. The infection is linked to RNA in the human body which triggers a rise in temperature. This rise in temperature signals to the contaminating bacterium to release a toxin.

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.
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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.
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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.
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Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
United Nations
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
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
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
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
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
A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
Operation Blessing International
Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
Priscilla Sogah
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 unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
The unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
Tom Kirn, Ron Taylor, Louisa Howard
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
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
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
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
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.
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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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