Cholera

Coronavirus Poses Latest Threat To Battered Health System In Dr Congo

The looming threat of the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 is just the latest challenge to the beleaguered health care system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is struggling with deadly measles and cholera epidemics that have...

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The Yemen War At 5 Years

Five years ago, Saudi Arabia intervened militarily in Yemen at the legitimate Yemeni government’s request. Few imagined that the ensuing conflict — which has been devastating for Yemenis who also face cholera, diphtheria, and famine — would...
Related topics: Yemen, Saudi Arabia

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'fully Complicit In The Terrible Suffering': Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Blamed For 2017 Cholera...

Chuck Ross Security, Africa Health professionals accused him of covering up the previous epidemic to shield two African regimes. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, was accused in 2017 of downplaying...

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How We Can Redesign Cities To Fight Future Pandemics

“Buildings have to be the secret weapon in the future to combat infectious diseases.” Throughout history, disease outbreaks have forced new innovations in urban design: Fighting cholera epidemics in the 1800s, for example, necessitated...

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A Modern Contagion: Imperialism And Public Health In Iran's Age Of Cholera

The subject could not seem more obscure, but A Modern Contagion tells an interesting story about unexpected impacts of modernization. First, it was peace, prosperity, and trade that brought cholera to Iran. Afkhami explains, "Britain's growing...

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The U.s. Government Can Quarantine You

Washington Post: “Regulations set forth by the CDC give health officials broad authority to quarantine or isolate anyone ‘reasonably believed’ to have been exposed to a range of highly infectious diseases. The list includes cholera,...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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A Japanese Disease Expert Who Inspected The Diamond Princess Said He Was 'so Scared' Of Catching...

Kentaro Iwata said he had safely weathered the Ebola, SARS, and cholera crises, but was terrified of catching COVID-19 on the quarantined cruise ship.
Related topics: Ebola

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The Long-run Effects Of Cholera On An Urban Landscape

How do geographically concentrated income shocks influence the long-run spatial distribution of poverty within a city? We examine the impact on housing prices of a cholera epidemic in one neighborhood of nineteenth century London. Ten years after...

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Haiti Cholera Outbreak ‘stopped In Its Tracks’

After a nine-year long cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed close to 10,000 people, this week the country reached the milestone of an entire year free from any new cases of the deadly waterborne disease.

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Japan To Bury Hundreds Of Culled Hogs Near Us Air Base After Swine Fever Outbreak

Officials from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, have reached an agreement with the local government to provide space to bury the carcasses of hundreds of pigs culled in connection to a recent outbreak of hog cholera, also known as classical swine...
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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Tobacco Burn-out, Cholera Cases Down, ‘shifting The Needle’ On Climate

Among today’s stories: more men are quitting nicotine than ever before, a big drop in cholera cases was recorded between 2017 and 2018, and the UN calls on developed countries to raise their climate ambitions, following the disappointment of COP25.
Related topics: Smoking, Nicotine

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Un Health Agency Reports 60 Per Cent Drop In Cholera In 2018

International action to drive down cholera led to a 60 per cent decrease in cases in 2018, compared with the previous year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday. 

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Cholera Kills Over 27,000 Pigs In Indonesia

More than 27,000 pigs have died in a hog-cholera epidemic that has struck Indonesia, with thousands more at risk, an animal welfare official said.
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Cholera Prevention Efforts Underway To Protect Millions In Sudan’s Khartoum State

A campaign has got underway to prevent the spread of a deadly cholera outbreak to Sudan’s populous Khartoum state, home to more than eight million people, UN medics said on Wednesday.
Related topics: Sudan

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The Cholera Bacterium Can Steal Up To 150 Genes In One Go

EPFL scientists have discovered that predatory bacteria like the cholera pathogen can steal up to 150 genes in one go from their neighbors. The study sheds light on one of the most fundamental mechanisms of horizontal gene transfer.
Related topics: Genetics, Scientific Discoveries

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Omnivis Could Save Lives By Detecting Cholera-infected Water In Minutes Rather Than Days

Clean drinking water is one of the most urgent needs in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas, but safety tests can take days — during which tainted water can infect thousands. OmniVis aims to make detection of cholera and other...

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Who And Unicef In Campaign To Protect 1.6 Million In Sudan From Cholera

UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.
Related topics: Sudan

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Protozoans And Pathogens Make For An Infectious Mix

The new observation that strains of V. cholerae can be expelled into the environment after being ingested by protozoa, and that these bacteria are then primed for colonization and infection in humans, could help explain why cholera is so persistent...
Related topics: Bacteria

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Zimbabwe's Capital Runs Dry As Taps Cut Off For 2m People

Tempers flared on Tuesday as more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe's capital and surrounding towns found themselves without water after authorities shut down the main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a cholera outbreak...

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World Is In Crisis– & Multilateral Approach Is The Key

Contaminated flood waters in Beira, Mozambique after Cyclone Idai hit presented a significant risk for water-borne diseases like cholera. Credit: Sergio Zimba/OxfamBy Abby MaxmanBOSTON, USA, Sep 19 2019 (IPS) As the UN General Assembly begins, we...
Related topics: Mozambique

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