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Haiti’s MoH Announces 300% Increase In Cholera Cases In First Quarter 2015

Reuters: Early Haiti rains bring risk of bleak cholera season “Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried. As of March 28, the…

Haiti’s Early Rainy Season Causes Increase In Cholera Cases

NPR: Cholera Surges In Haiti As Rain Arrives Early “…An unusually early start to the rainy season has brought a spike in the waterborne bacteria — and thus the number of infections. In the first four months of this year, the number of reported cholera cases was nearly 400 percent…

WHO Works To Address Cholera Outbreak In Tanzania

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency ramps up efforts against Tanzania cholera outbreak “The cholera outbreak in Tanzania continues to spread among the populations in the country’s western Kigoma region amid an influx of refugees from neighboring Burundi, the United Nations health agency warned [Thursday] as it detailed its ongoing…

Cholera Immunization Campaign Launched In Iraq To Combat Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Iraq combats cholera with massive vaccination campaign “Iraq is carrying out a major vaccination campaign to combat a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 2,200 people, the health ministry said on Sunday. The campaign, focused on vaccinating people displaced by conflict including the war with the Islamic…

Media Outlets Report On Cholera Outbreaks, Immunization Campaign In Iraq

Foreign Policy: Cholera Is Coming “…[T]oday’s [cholera] outbreak, which is unfolding in the Middle East and East Africa, is growing during an El Niño climate event that is shifting the planet’s normal rain and drought patterns, spreading the waterborne cholera bacteria. But this year’s outbreak has dangerous added dimensions: Its…

Cholera Vaccine Campaign Reaches 230K People In Iraq

Agence France-Presse: Over 230,000 vaccinated in Iraq anti-cholera campaign “More than 230,000 people received a first dose of cholera vaccine in a massive campaign to combat an outbreak of the disease in Iraq, the World Health Organization said Monday…” (11/9). NPR: Cholera Crisis: A Neglected Disease Is Back In The…

Eliminating Cholera In Haiti Continues To Prove Challenging

Mosaic Science: Why can’t we stop cholera in Haiti? “…Cholera, it is often said, is a symptom of poverty. Cholera loves chaos. Haiti, home to both chaos and poverty, is a place where cholera thrives. … In the National Plan to Eliminate Cholera, the country’s sanitation is described as ‘practically…

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