175 dead, over 10,000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak
Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday.
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.
Cholera death toll climbs to 45 in Zimbabwe
At least 45 people have been killed by cholera in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, describing the strain as "multi-drug resistant".
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…
Yobe confirms 906 cases, 61 deaths from cholera
The Yobe State Government, yesterday, confirmed 906 fresh cases of cholera, with 61 deaths and 50 others still on admission in hospitals across the state.
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…
Public gatherings banned in Zimbabwe capital over cholera
Zimbabwe on Wednesday banned public gatherings in the capital Harare following a cholera outbreak which has claimed at least 21 lives and left hundreds of people ill over the past week.
Borno cholera death toll rises to 18
Four more people have died of cholera in Borno State.This takes the number of deaths from cholera outbreak in the North East state to 18 from 14, as 300 new cases were recorded from September 5 to 7, 2018.
FG moves to end cholera outbreaks in 2023
The Federal Government is putting in place measures to end cholera outbreaks nationwide in the next five years. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, dropped the hint yesterday while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.…