Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads: ICRC

A cholera outbreak has rapidly spread in Yemen, killing 115 people in two weeks in the impoverished country where hospitals badly damaged by more than two years of war can barely cope.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cuba cholera contained, no case in capital: blog

A Cuban cholera outbreak that has claimed three lives has been contained and no cases have been detected in the capital Havana, a pro-government blog reported Wednesday.

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Reliability, validity of clinical dehydration scale questioned

(HealthDay) -- A previously derived clinical dehydration scale (CDS) is characterized by moderate interobserver reliability and weak links with objective measures of disease severity for children administered intravenous ...

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Video: COVID-19 and digestive issues

Nearly half of COVID-19 patients have digestive issues—vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain. In a new Loyola Medicine video, "Coronavirus (COVID-19): Digestive and GI Symptoms," gastroenterologist Amar Naik, MD, ...

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Treating cholera in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Since Dr. Adam Levine arrived in Haiti in late October, he's been managing a cholera treatment unit for International Medical Corps. Hurricane Matthew devastated the area on Oct. 4, creating conditions that foment the spread ...

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Child mortality in Niger plummets

Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, has bucked regional trends to achieve dramatic reductions in child mortality in recent years, according to a Countdown country case study published in The Lancet.

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Cuba declares cholera outbreak over

Cuba's health ministry said Tuesday the country's first cholera outbreak in 130 years is over after three deaths and more than 400 confirmed cases.

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