Stories tagged: cholera
Sun., March 31, 2019, 12:50 p.m.
Help from across the world is arriving as Mozambique battles to control a fast-spreading cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit central city of Beira. The number of cholera cases jumped to …
Sat., March 30, 2019, 1:08 p.m.
Cholera cases among cyclone survivors in Mozambique have jumped to 271, authorities said, a figure that nearly doubled from the previous day.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:46 p.m.
Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique faces a “second disaster” from cholera and other diseases, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday, while relief operations pressed into rural areas where an unknown number of …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
More than two years of civil war have led to continually compounding disasters in Yemen. Fighting rages on in a deadly stalemate. The economy has been bombed into ruins. Hunger …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
A Yemeni health official says more than 96,000 people have been infected with cholera in an outbreak that has caused at least 746 deaths since late April.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
A suspected cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged Yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day, the U.N. children’s agency said on Saturday.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
The cholera epidemic is most prevalent among women and children. Cholera outbreaks often occur in refugee camps due to overcrowding and poor sanitation. Water scarcity also remains a major problem …
Thu., Dec. 25, 2008
HARARE, Zimbabwe – With the death toll from Zimbabwe’s cholera epidemic over 1,100 and the country in shambles, Nobelist Desmond Tutu said Wednesday it was time to threaten its longtime …