Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera claims 18 lives in Zimbabwe: official

At least 18 people have died over the past week in the Zimbabwe capital Harare and scores fallen ill after a cholera and typhoid outbreak in some areas, authorities said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN agency warns of another possible Yemen cholera outbreak

The U.N. children's agency warned Wednesday of the potential for another cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen after airstrikes hit water facilities and other civilian infrastructure in the port city of Hodeida.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links high community sanitation coverage to lower risk of trachoma

A global study of water and sanitation coverage has found that community access to sanitation facilities exceeding 80 percent reduces rates of trachoma, a blinding eye disease caused by repeated infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. ...

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Sanitation access linked to children's growth and health

An estimated 1 billion people in the world live without access to any type of sanitation facility, such as a toilet or latrine. Sanitation access is known to be associated with the risk of transmitting certain diseases, including ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More than 3,000 dengue cases in Yemen since March: WHO

More than 3,000 dengue cases have been reported in conflict-ravaged Yemen since March, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, adding that the actual figure could be far higher.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera outbreak kills 27 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: UN

At least 27 Burundian refugees fleeing weeks of political violence have died of cholera in Tanzania, the United Nations said Thursday, warning more could die without urgent action.

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