Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wastewater an untapped resource in COVID-19 fight

Investing in wastewater treatment could improve availability of water resources but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are not prioritizing it even as the region grapples with water scarcity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, experts ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

32 dead in Cameroon cholera outbreak

Thirty-two people have died in an outbreak of cholera in the central-western African state of Cameroon, the authorities said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills over 2,300 in Nigeria's worst outbreak in years

Cholera has killed more than 2,300 people and infected thousands more, mostly children, in Nigeria since the start of the year, a senior health official said on Monday, in the nation's worst outbreak in years.

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We should talk more about toilets

The United Nations designated 19 November as World Toilet Day to raise awareness that 4.2 billion people live without access to safe sanitation, including in Indonesia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 puts 'hygiene hypothesis' to test

Indian researchers from the formidable Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and two other institutes have put to test the "hygiene hypothesis" with a study suggesting that areas with high prevalence of infectious ...

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South Sudan confirms outbreak of vaccine-derived polio

Health officials in South Sudan on Thursday confirmed a new outbreak of polio, just months after declaring the wild version of the deadly virus eradicated in Africa's youngest country.

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