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Number Of Yemen Cholera Cases Increasing At Alarming Pace, According To WHO Report

The World Health Organization reported that the cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen continues to worsen. In September, an average of 10,000 new suspected cases of cholera was recorded every week.

October 3, 2018

State Of Emergency Declared In Zimbabwe Due To Cholera Outbreak

Zimbabwe declared a state of emergency after a recent cholera outbreak had killed 20 people in the capital city of Harare. An additional 2,000 people have been infected by the bacterial disease.

Public Health September 13, 2018

Silicon Valley’s Raw Water Trend Is Dangerous And Stupid: Expert

Silicon Valley was hooked by another health craze called raw water. Live Water, the company that markets the product, claimed it is the key to balancing good gut bacteria.

Public Health January 4, 2018

Cholera Outbreak In Yemen Hits 1 Million: Why Can't The Epidemic Be Stopped?

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which started in October 2016, has now infected over 1 million people. Modern medicine is capable of curing patients infected with the disease, but certain factors have made it difficult to stop the epidemic.

Public Health December 23, 2017

Yemen Now Faces Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World

Yemen faces cholera epidemic that has so far killed more than 1,300 people. Cases may climb to 300,000 by the end of August given the factors that contribute to the disease's ability to spread in the war-torn country.

Public Health June 25, 2017

How Cholera And Diarrhea Pathogens Spread Northward Because Of Climate Change

Infectious disease experts are concerned about climate change. See how this crisis could increase chances of diseases, and move them to places they may have never gone before.

Public Health February 18, 2017

New Trading Cards Allow You to Swap Viruses The Safe Way

Trading cards may be a thing of the past but a molecular biologist created her own deck of cards that allows users to swap viruses harmlessly. Each card contains important details about the virus.

Life April 17, 2016

El Nino May Spread Cholera-Like Diseases Through Water-Borne Bacteria

Researchers have explored how new waterborne pathogens in Latin America concurred in time and space with major El Nino events. The findings showed how the weather phenomenon could effectively spread waterborne diseases such as cholera across oceans.

Life March 2, 2016

Global Supply Of Oral Cholera Vaccine To Double After WHO Approves New Supplier

Supply for oral cholera vaccine is expected to double this year as WHO approves a third supplier, South Korean company EuBiologics. The additional capacity could help nations fight outbreaks of the killer disease.

Life January 10, 2016

Justice For Haiti Cholera Victims, Activists Demand UN

Amnesty International, Institute for Justice and Democracy In Haiti and other human rights activists are demanding that the United Nations provide justice via compensation to the victims of the cholera outbreak that ravaged Haiti in 2010. The epidemic resulted in thousands of fatalities.

Society October 18, 2015

Affordable Cholera Vaccine May Be Key To Containing Cholera Epidemics

Administering an affordable oral vaccine for cholera has been shown to be effective in controlling the disease in an area where it is endemic, offering insight into how it can be better managed on a global scale.

Life July 10, 2015

Italian Cemetery Gives Details About Evolution Of Cholera

A graveyard in Italy could provide researchers with 1,000 years of records on health and death in the region, including the massive cholera epidemic of the 1850's.

Life February 16, 2015

Cholera's Method of Killing Identified

Cholera bacterium are predators, attacking other bacteria and stealing their DNA, study finds. This makes cholera even more virulent and deadly, researchers say.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 3, 2015

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