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Cholera Epidemic

Cholera Epidemic Killing Hundreds In West Africa

The New York Times | ADAM NOSSITER | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

A fierce cholera epidemic is spreading through the coastal slums of West Africa, killing hundreds and sickening many more in one of the worst regional...

Cholera In Haiti's Capital Prompt Doctors To Set Up Centers

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A wooden wheelbarrow is pushed to the high green gates of a slum hospital, carrying an unconscious woman, her lips white...

Cholera In Haiti's Capital CONFIRMED

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Health workers feared a surge of cholera cases in the shantytowns and muddy tent camps of Haiti's capital as suspected c...

Haiti Cholera Matches South Asian Strain, Says CDC

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 300 people in Haiti matches strains commonly found in South Asia, the U.S. ...

A Problem Worse Than Cholera

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joseph B. Treaster

Cholera and the bigger problem are cousins. Both are forms of diarrhea. But the more common forms of diarrhea are far more widespread and far more deadly.

Death Toll In Haiti Cholera Outbreak Passes 280

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Protesters threw rocks at a cholera treatment center as it was preparing to open in the city of St. Marc on Tuesday, hig...

Nigerian Cholera Epidemic: Over 1,500 Killed

The Guardian | David Smith and Agencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Open Sewers Challenge Cholera Treatment Efforts in Haiti

Emily Schmall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Emily Schmall

2010-12-02-haiti.jpgThere is no sewage treatment plant in all of Haiti, and until this changes, the threat of cholera and other infectious diseases shows no signs of abating.

Private Initiative Marshall Plan Launches for the New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been working in Haiti since Christmas 1999. That New Year's Eve I hired my first staff -- my first local partner -- with a handshake at the Ol...

Cholera: With Sanitation And Water Millions Of Lives Can Be Saved

Baron Peter Piot, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Baron Peter Piot, M.D.

In 2010, the UN reports that 2.6 billion people lack access to even a basic safe toilet and still almost a billion are without a safe source of drinking water.

Haiti Photos Provide Shocking Glimpse Into Suffering

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The death toll from Haiti's cholera epidemic rose above 1000 this week with no signs of abatement. Now, haunting images of the suffering the nation is...

Haiti Could Face Cholera For YEARS

Health News Blog : NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Polio Vaccine Africa Campaign Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The World Health Organization (WHO) will sponsor a massive polio vaccination drive in Africa, the AP reports. The news comes on the heels of outbreaks...

Confronting Cholera: My Zimbabwe Diary

Emile Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Emile Hirsch

2010-01-27-emile_zimbabwe_fpII.jpgAnybody who wants to really see that being a "billionaire" isn't all it's cracked up to be need only visit Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe's Poor Healthcare System Causing Humanitarian Crisis

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
NYCity News Service

The collapse of Zimbabwe's health system has created a humanitarian crisis where people are already suffering from a crippling hyperinflation and severe food, fuel and currency shortages.

South Africa Cholera Fears Spread As Zimbabwe Refugees Evicted

Mail and Guardian | NOSIMILO NDLOVU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Humanitarian organisations assisting Zimbabwean refugees in Musina have warned that the closure of the showground -- a large open field near the bord...

Zimbabwe Cholera Epidemic Getting Worse

CNN | Nkepile Mabuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The outbreak -- one of the world's largest, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) -- is only getting worse, and could be a stepping-stone t...

Life in a Time of Cholera: Crisis in Zimbabwe

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

When does denial of health care amount to a human rights violation? Zimbabwe is facing a humanitarian crisis. The cause of the crisis is a political one.

Mugabe Unhinged: Accuses British Of Spreading Cholera To Justify Invasion

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HARARE, Dec 7, 2008 (AFP) -- Zimbabwe has accused Britain of using a cholera outbreak which killed nearly 600 people to seek foreign support for an in...