cholera

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Outbreaks of 2013
Dec 20, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2013. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable outbreaks. Our list is...

Mexico's Cholera Outbreak
Oct 30, 2013 | Naomi Nkinsi

Mexico has reported at least 176 cases of cholera and at least one death from the disease since health officials first reported the disease on...

Cholera hits Mexico, Central America on alert
Oct 9, 2013 | Sheryl Gordon

An outbreak of cholera in Hidalgo State and the neighboring Federal District of Mexico City has caused 79 cases of disease, including one fatality....

Cholera Infects Almost 1500 in Northeast Afghanistan
Aug 15, 2013 | Alexandra Thomsen

An outbreak of cholera in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province has infected 1492 people, one of whom has died of the illness, according to the...

Water, Water Everywhere, Only if We Share: United Nations Celebrates World Water Day
Mar 21, 2013 | Steven Purcell

“Water, water, everywhere, and not drop to drink” is a phase adapted from Samuel Taylor’s 18th century poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. Though...

Who Will Pay for Cholera in Haiti?
Mar 1, 2013 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

The United Nations (UN) last week rejected a legal claim for compensation to Haitian cholera victims and families, citing diplomatic immunity. The...

Cholera Returns to Cuba, Again
Nov 19, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Despite the government’s reassurance that the Cuban cholera epidemic was contained in August, new cases of the infectious disease arose over the...

DRC and Ugandan Muslims Banned from Mecca for Fear of Ebola and Cholera
Oct 22, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

The Saudi Arabian government has banned people from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from making this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca...

Cholera Outbreak Amplified by Deplorable Conditions in Sierra Leone
Sep 10, 2012 | Steven Purcell

A drawn out cholera outbreak affecting Sierra Leone and neighboring Guinea has been worsened by poor living conditions and heavy rainfall. According...

Cholera in Cuba Contained
Aug 31, 2012 | Steven Purcell

Cuba’s first cholera outbreak in over a century has ended. Cuban government declared Tuesday that the outbreak had been contained, with no new cases...

Haiti At Risk: Isaac Could Bring Further Destruction And Disease
Aug 24, 2012 | Steven Purcell

Update: From Cate Oswald, Haiti Program Director at Partners in Health: "We’re ensuring that each hospital has enough cholera treatment materials on...

UNICEF: Cholera Outbreak in the Sahel is Only Beginning
Jul 13, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

UNICEF released a statement this week warning of the fast-growing cholera outbreak in the Sahel region of west and central Africa. So far this year,...

Cuba Reports Cholera Outbreak, First in Over a Century
Jul 10, 2012 | Jane Huston

Cholera has reportedly struck Cuba for the first time in 130 years, causing three deaths and at least 85 illnesses. The outbreak is centered in...

Haiti: Waiting to Vaccinate
Apr 11, 2012 | Jane Huston

Time is ticking as aid organizations wait to launch a vaccination campaign against cholera in Haiti. The heavy seasonal rains have already begun to...

Poor Water Quality Threatens Zimbabwe's Health
Apr 2, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

  Zimbabwe’s water and wastewater infrastructure is in a serious form of disrepair, requiring immediate maintenance if outbreaks of waterborne...

Update: Zimbabwe Reports 1,500 Cases of Typhoid
Feb 1, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

The southern African nation of Zimbabwe has been dealing with an outbreak of typhoid since early November 2011. With reportedly 30 to 50 new cases a...

Climate Change and Infectious Disease
Nov 28, 2011 | Katharina Schwan

Durban, South Africa will host the most recent round of UN climate change discussions from November 28 to December 6. The United Nations Framework...

Cholera continues to spread in West and Central Africa
Oct 13, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

Since the beginning of 2011, more than 85,000 cases of cholera and 2,466 resulting deaths have been reported in West and Central Africa. According to...

Cholera Outbreak Likely to Worsen in Lake Chad Basin
Sep 23, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

For the past year Chad has been fighting an outbreak of cholera. The country has recorded 12,713 cases and 364 deaths due to cholera this year. The...

Drought Brings Famine and Disease to Horn of Africa
Aug 11, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

As the Horn of Africa – including Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Djibouti - faces its worst drought in over 50 years, thousands of Somali refugees...

Cholera Hits Hard in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Jul 18, 2011 | Jane Huston

Cholera continues to affect the Democratic Republic of Congo, with 192 deaths and over 3,000 cases reported by the United Nations. The outbreak began...

Cholera Spreading in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Papau New Guinea
Feb 17, 2011 | healthmap

The number of deaths in Greater Accra, Ghana from cholera has risen to six with 505 cases recorded as of February 14.  The 1st case was reported on...

Cholera in New York City
Feb 11, 2011 | healthmap

This week New York City officials confirmed 3 cases of cholera, the first diagnoses since the outbreak in Haiti started.  All the patients attended a...

Cholera Spreads to Venezuela
Feb 3, 2011 | healthmap

The Cholera outbreak in Haiti beginning in October has infected nearly 210,000 people and killed more than 4,000. This terrible disease spread to a...

2010 Year-End Special Issue
Dec 29, 2010 | healthmap

Here at HealthMap, we are often focused on outbreaks happening right now. As the new year approaches, we reflect on some of the outbreaks of 2010....

Cholera on Daru Island
Nov 17, 2010 | healthmap

A cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Daru Island has Austalian official worried.  This outbreak is an extension of last year’s cholera...

Update on Cholera in Haiti
Nov 9, 2010 | healthmap

In the past 24 hours, HealthMap has received a dramatic increase in media reports, blog reports and informal communications regarding new suspected...

HealthMap Provides Critical Reporting and Response Information for Haiti Cholera Outbreak
Oct 26, 2010 | healthmap

HealthMap is working with CrisisMappers and HumanityRoad to provide up-to-date, reliable reporting of suspected cases and clean water resources...

Cholera hits Haiti, Pakistan, and West Africa
Oct 26, 2010 | healthmap

Haiti Wednesday evening (20 October 2010), English and French media reported a surge in deaths and hospitalization from diarrhea in rural Haiti....