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Cholera

DRC: WHO warns of cholera epidemic

The World Health Organization on Saturday sounded the alarm over a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has already claimed 528 lives and reached "worrying proportions".

Camp for displaced in Nigeria hit by Cholera

Cholera has broken out in northeast Nigeria at a camp for people displaced by the eight year conflict with Boko Haram, aid group Médecins Sans Frontières said on Thursday, bringing disease to communities already underfed and living in…

Egyptian airport to screen passengers from Sudan for cholera

Egypt's Cairo airport has started screening passengers arriving from Sudan for signs of cholera because of a reported outbreak there, the head of airport quarantine said on Wednesday. Similar measures are already carried out in Cairo…

Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

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. The Huthi-run health ministry said it was "unable to contain this…

Over 1,200 infected by Cholera in Mozambique

A cholera outbreak in parts of Mozambique has infected more than 1,200 people, killing two this month after heavy rains, and will spread further if no action is taken, a health ministry official said on Tuesday. The disease, which is…

Angola hit by cholera epidemic, deaths recorded

Angola has been hit by a cholera epidemic. Three of the country’s provinces in the far north are the worst hit. An emergency meeting on the epidemic has been held by officials in Angola to find a way out. According to the AFP, ten people…

Ghana battles another cholera outbreak

Officials in Ghana have raised alert over the outbreak of Cholera in parts of the country. Local media Starrfmonline.com is reporting that the Ministry of Health in Ghana has confirmed 157 cholera cases in the Central part of the country.…