Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weather forecast could predict cholera outbreaks: study

With recent deadly cholera outbreaks in Haiti and Cameroon providing the latest indication of a menacingly resurgent disease, scientists have discovered rain and temperature fluctuations in at-risk areas could predict epidemics ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN says cholera epidemic in Somalia

(AP) -- World Health Organization officials said Friday that famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to an increase in outbreaks of the disease.

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera pandemic's source discovered

Researchers have used next generation sequencing to trace the source and explain the spread of the latest (seventh) cholera pandemic. They have also highlighted the impact of the acquisition of resistance to antibiotics on ...

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