Cyclone Idai’s death toll now above 1,000 in southern Africa

Africa 04/10/19, 06:19

The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4,000.The United Nations has described Cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi nearly a month ago, as "one of the deadliest ...

After cyclone and cholera, Mozambique now battles hunger

Africa 04/08/19, 04:46

Mozambique's first disaster was a cyclone. The second has been cholera. Now hunger could be the third.The raging floodwaters that left a large part of central Mozambique a vast inland sea are draining away, laying bare a severe lack of food for the months ahead.Low-lying rice fields in this fertile ...

Vaccines blocked as deadly cholera raged in Yemen

Asia & Pacific 04/08/19, 01:16

In the summer of 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for final clearance to deliver half a million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen. Amid the country's ruinous war, the disease was spiraling ...

Mozambique recovers from cyclone, fights threat of cholera

Africa 04/07/19, 12:31

As battered notebook in the lists the people still alive in this village after a devastating cyclone. But sip by sip, a deadly threat remains.Nearly a month after Cyclone Idai made landfall and unleashed flooding that reached the tops of trees, more than 1,300 people in Bopira have been drinking ...

Cholera is surging once again in war-ravaged Yemen

World 04/04/19, 12:24

Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the U.N. reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months and doctors in overwhelmed health facilities fearing it could rival a 2017 outbreak that spiraled into the world's worst flare-up.The surge underscores how Yemen, which has ...

Cholera vaccination drive starts in Mozambique after cyclone

Africa 04/03/19, 04:48

A cholera vaccination campaign is kicking off to reach nearly 900,000 cyclone survivors in Mozambique as officials rush to contain an outbreak of the disease.Vaccinations are beginning on Wednesday morning in the hard-hit city of Beira, where most of the more than 1,400 cases have been reported since the outbreak ...

Mozambique cyclone death toll up to 598; cholera spreads

Africa 04/02/19, 04:39

Authorities say the death toll in Mozambique from last month's cyclone has risen to 598 while humanitarian workers race to contain a cholera outbreak in the storm's wake.The World Health Organization says at least 1,052 cholera cases have been reported by Mozambique's health ministry, including one death.The acute diarrheal disease ...

Mozambique confirms 1st cholera death as cases above 500

Africa 04/01/19, 03:59

Mozambican authorities have announced the first cholera death among cyclone survivors in the hard-hit city of Beira as the number of cases rises to 517.Broadcaster TVM on Sunday night cited national health official Ussene Isse for the new toll.Cases of the acute diarrheal disease have risen dramatically since the outbreak ...

International aid helps Mozambique fight cholera in Beira

Health 03/31/19, 10:22

As Mozambique battles to control a fast-spreading cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit central city of Beira, international assistance is arriving.The number of cholera cases jumped to 271 over the weekend although no deaths from the disease had been reported. More than 500 people have died in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai, ...

Mozambique says cholera cases up to 271 in cyclone-hit city

Africa 03/30/19, 05:29

Mozambican authorities say the number of cholera cases among cyclone survivors has risen to 271.The Portuguese news agency Lusa cites national health director Ussein Isse, who initially declared the outbreak of the acute diarrheal disease on Wednesday with just five cases.The report says so far no cholera deaths have been ...

Mozambique cholera cases jump to 139 a day after outbreak

Africa 03/29/19, 02:21

Officials in Mozambique say the number of cholera cases among survivors of a devastating cyclone has jumped to 139.The Portuguese news agency Lusa cites national health official Ussein Isse in a report late Thursday.The cholera outbreak had been declared a day earlier with just five confirmed cases.Community members assist a ...

Update: 5 cholera cases confirmed in cyclone-hit city

Africa 03/27/19, 04:57

The Latest on southern Africa cyclone (all times local):11:45 a.m.Authorities in Mozambique say five cases of cholera have been confirmed in the cyclone-hit city of Beira. They are the first confirmed cholera cases announced there since the storm hit on March 14.In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, photo, residents ...

Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe’s latest crisis

Africa 09/22/18, 05:16

Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.A cholera outbreak has killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 7,000 as it spreads beyond Harare, posing the latest crisis ...

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