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.

Health

Global kids study: More trees, less disease

A University of Vermont-led study of 300,000 children in 35 nations says kids whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children under ...

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dirty job shows why cholera still kills in Haiti

The men strip off their clothes, wrap themselves in rags and plug their nostrils with tobacco to hide the stench. They squeeze into a cramped outhouse with a reeking pit to scoop buckets of human excrement with their bare ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nigeria on 'relentless' drive to eradicate polio

Nigeria will not relent in its campaign to stamp out polio until the crippling disease is completely eradicated, President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday.

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