Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study says pandemic impaired reporting of infectious diseases

With the health care community heavily focused on COVID-19 since the first quarter of 2020, there have been concerns that reporting of other infectious diseases—and the resulting data that enables them to be more effectively ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera cases mount to over 1,000 in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique's cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mozambique cholera cases jump to 139 a day after outbreak

Cholera cases in Mozambique among survivors of a devastating cyclone have shot up to 139, officials said, as nearly 1 million vaccine doses were rushed to the region and health workers desperately tried to improvise treatment ...

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UN police unit deploys to Haiti without cholera vaccinations

The U.N. stabilization mission in Haiti is administering cholera vaccines to a police unit from India months after it arrived in the impoverished Caribbean nation without the required protection, officials said Tuesday.

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Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in Louisiana

Bottled water sales have skyrocketed while officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba found in the water supply of St. Bernard Parish, and some people worry about washing their faces in the shower.

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Cuba acknowledges 51 cholera cases (Update 3)

Cuba's Public Health Ministry on Tuesday acknowledged 51 new cases of cholera in the capital amid growing concerns about the illness' spread and disappointment in the diplomatic community over the government's lack of transparency.

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