Medications

Zambia starts first-ever diarrhoea vaccines on children

Zambian health authorities on Monday started the country's first-ever vaccine campaign against diarrhoea on children under five years of age, in an attempt to reduce deaths arising from the disease.

Medical research

Crucial pathway to fight gut infection discovered

The researchers found virulent E. coli bacteria blocked a pathway that would normally protect the gut from infection. These infections are particularly serious in young children and can result in diarrhoea and other complications ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills eight in southern Nigeria

Cholera has killed eight people in southern Nigeria and ten others have been hospitalised, health officials said Thursday, in the latest outbreak to hit the country following a heavy rainy season.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN aims to end child deaths from diarrhoea, pneumonia

The United Nations launched a plan Friday aimed at all but eradicating childhood deaths from diarrhoea and pneumonia by 2025, in a bid to save the lives of some two million children every year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly 'rat fever' in flood-ravaged Indian state

"Rat fever" has killed at least 12 people with another 54 suspected fatal cases in the southern Indian state of Kerala since August, after the worst floods in almost a century, authorities said Tuesday.

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