Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Parasitic worms infect dogs, humans

A human infective nematode found in remote northern areas of Australia has been identified in canine carriers for the first time.

Health

How African homes impact health

Machine learning study finds housing have improved in sub-Saharan Africa but adequate water and sanitation remains biggest challenge.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera 'stabilising' DR Congo capital: MSF

A cholera outbreak in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa is stabilising and moving in a downward trend, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says 'high' cholera risk in DR Congo capital

The World Health Organization Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera: the plague of the poor

Cholera, which has hit war-ravaged Yemen with 100,000 suspected cases and 789 deaths, is a highly contagious waterborne bacterial disease which can kill in a matter of hours.

Health

Gender equality comes one toilet at a time

Across the world, 2.4 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation, including toilets and latrines, with nearly one billion people left to defecate in the open.

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