Category: Health

Asia is the cradle of almost every cholera epidemic, genome studies show


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By Kai Kupferschmidt In perhaps the most famous example of shoe-leather epidemiology, U.K. physician John Snow mapped cholera cases in London in 1854 to pinpoint a water pump on Broad Street as the likely source of a deadly outbreak. Removing the pump handle helped stop its spread. Now, scientists […]

Alert! Kenya: Cholera Outbreak – 2015 – 2016


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On 3 February 2015, the Director of Medical Services in Kenya issued a cholera outbreak alert following an increase in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) in several counties in the country. (IFRC, 23 May 2015) A cholera outbreak has affected 21 out of 47 counties since December […]

WHO: Cholera Outbreaks Threaten Africa, Mideast


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Lisa Schlein October 22, 2015 10:32 AM GENEVA— The World Health Organization is stepping up efforts to control multiple cholera outbreaks in Africa and the Middle East to prevent the disease from spreading and threatening the health of thousands of people. More than 10,700 cholera cases and 170 […]