Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera scare on Algeria-France flight

A sick eight-year-old triggered a cholera scare onboard a flight from the Algerian city of Oran to Perpignan in southern France on Wednesday.

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How long are you contagious with gastro?

There's no way you'd want to go to work when you've got the telltale signs of gastro: nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea. But what about when you're feeling a bit better? When is it safe to be around colleagues, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills 13 in Niger: UN

An outbreak of cholera has killed 13 people in Niger's southern Maradi region, which is home to the country's economic capital, officials and the UN said on Saturday.

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Cholera outbreak kills 6 in Cameroon

Six people have died in Cameroon from a cholera outbreak that has infected 43 people since May, the health ministry said.

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Diarrhea

In medicine, diarrhea (from the Greek, "diarrhoia" meaning "a flowing through"), also spelled diarrhoea (see spelling differences), is the condition of having frequent loose or liquid bowel movements. Acute diarrhea is a common cause of death in developing countries and the second most common cause of infant deaths worldwide. The loss of fluids through diarrhea can cause severe dehydration which is one cause of death in diarrhea sufferers. Along with water, sufferers also lose dangerous amounts of important salts, electrolytes, and other nutrients.

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