34,986 Benue IDPs risk cholera outbreak
The Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) says 34,986 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) risk Cholera outbreak in their camps in Benue state.
Borno to immunise 500, 000 residents against cholera
Borno State Government with support of World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to immunise 436, 190 residents against cholera in six councils. The targeted councils include Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Jere, Askira/Uba, Chibok, Ngala and Kala/Balge; all affected by insurgency in last six years. Flagging of cholera immunisation exercise at the weekend in Maiduguri, Cluster…
Fresh cholera outbreak kills five in Gombe
A fresh cholera outbreak has killed five persons and left 16 others hospitalised in Kembu Village of Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State in October.
New cholera infections worry Zimbabwean government
The Zimbabwean government says it is concerned about the number of people still presenting with cholera signs and symptoms, in spite a vaccination programme against the diarrhea disease that started last week.
Cholera killed 97 persons in Borno, Yobe, says UN agency
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has said Yobe State declared the outbreak of cholera two weeks after it was declared in Borno State and has so far killed 97 persons. Its Head of Communication, Samantha Newport, disclosed in a statement issued yesterday in Maiduguri, that the total recorded cases…
Five Easy Ways To Prevent Cholera
Over the past two weeks, a cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives, according to the United Nations. In Yobe and Borno states, a region that is also grappling with a Boko Haram insurgency, over 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded. On Wednesday, the UN reported that more than 500 people had…
Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe
The death toll in Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs. The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government…
Borno cholera death toll rises to 21
The cholera death toll in Borno State has shot up to 21, as reported cases rises to 1,102 from eight Local Government Areas. Despite declaration of outbreak by the state Ministry...