cholera epidemic

Cholera epidemic kills 11 in Ghana


April 5th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Accra, April 5 (IANS) At least 11 people have died from a fresh outbreak of cholera in Ghana's capital Accra in less than two weeks, Xinhua reported.Edward Antwi, deputy regional ... Read more...

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Popular singer Martelly elected as President of Haiti


April 5th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- Popular singer Joseph Michel Martelly on Monday was elected as the new President of Haiti after winning the run-off election, Le Nouvelliste newspaper reported on Tuesday.The 50-year-old ... Read more...

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Cholera epidemic in Haiti may exceed UN projections: Study


March 16th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.16 (ANI): The cholera epidemic in Haiti will exceed UN projections, reveals a new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Harvard Medical School.The United Nations' ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera death toll tops 4,000


January 29th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths caused by the cholera epidemic that Haiti has suffered since mid-October has risen to 4,030, with a total of 209,034 people treated, health authorities ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll reaches 3,651


January 7th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) At least 3,651 people have died in the cholera epidemic that broke out in October last year in Haiti, according to figures released by the public health ministry.A ... Read more...

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Over 2,700 dead in Haiti from cholera


December 28th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) At least 2,707 people have died in Haiti in the cholera epidemic that has affected the impoverished country since mid-October, according to figures released Monday by the public ... Read more...

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45 voodoo priests lynched in Haiti for cholera deaths


December 24th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Port Au Prince (Haiti), Dec 24 (IANS) At least 45 people - most of them voodoo priests - have been lynched by angry mobs blaming them for the spread of the cholera ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 2,591


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti has risen to 2,591, officials said.Since the cholera epidemic struck the poverty-stricken Caribbean country in mid-October, 121,518 people have ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 2,535


December 19th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the cholera epidemic in Haiti has risen to 2,535, the public health and population ministry said.A total of 114,497 people have been affected by the ... Read more...

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Over 2,300 now dead from cholera in Haiti


December 14th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) A total of 2,323 people have died and 104,614 have been sickened so far in the cholera epidemic besieging Haiti since mid-October, authorities said Monday.According to figures supplied ... Read more...

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Soccer stars to raise fund for Pakistan flood victims


December 14th, 2010 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 14 (IANS) Dozens of renowned footballers will take part in a charity match in Greece Tuesday to raise funds for the people affected by Pakistan floods and Haiti earthquake, ... Read more...

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UN troops brought cholera to Haiti: report


December 8th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) The cholera epidemic that has caused more than 2,000 deaths in Haiti was introduced by Nepalese troops serving with the UN forces in the impoverished Caribbean country, according ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera outbreak toll rises to 2,071


December 7th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Dec 7 (IANS) The toll in the cholera epidemic which began in Haiti at the end of October has killed 2,071 people till date, officials have said.Haiti's health ministry said ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 1,721


November 30th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths from the cholera epidemic afflicting Haiti since mid-October has risen to 1,721, health officials said.In all, 75,888 people have been attended for the disease, ... Read more...

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Cholera toll in Haiti stands at 1,415


November 24th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the cholera epidemic ravaging Haiti stands at 1,415, at latest count, and a total of 60,240 people have received medical treatment for the disease since ... Read more...

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Cholera Epidemic Spurs Riots in Haiti


November 18th, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although the government and aid agencies have worked hard to prevent it, a cholera outbreak has swept through refugee camps in Port-au-Prince Haiti, the nation’s earthquake ravaged capital, ... Read more...

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UN deplores violent acts in Haiti


November 17th, 2010 - 2:35 am ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Tuesday deplored the violent acts against personnel with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in the cities of Cap-Haitien and Hinche."The way ... Read more...

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At least 796 dead in Haiti’s cholera outbreak, up to 200,000 in risk


November 12th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 796 people have died in Haiti's cholera outbreak and up to 200,000 remain at risk, health officials said on Friday.According to the latest reports, over ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll goes up to 724


November 12th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Nov 12 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the cholera epidemic in Haiti has risen to 724, authorities said.The disease has infected a total of 11,125 people nationwide, according to government figures ... Read more...

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Cholera toll rises to 643 in Haiti


November 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 11 (IANS/EFE) A total of 643 people have died in Haiti in the cholera epidemic that is spreading throughout the impoverished Caribbean country, health officials said.A total of 9,971 people ... Read more...

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Cholera kills 550 in Cameroon


October 26th, 2010 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Yaounde (Cameroon), Oct 26 (IANS) A cholera epidemic in Cameroon since April this year has led to the death of 559 people, the country's health minister has said.The disease has affected a ... Read more...

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Haitian fear widespread epidemic as cholera outbreak death toll in Haiti surpasses 250


October 25th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 250 people have died in Haiti and around 3,000 others are sick after having been infected with cholera as aid workers are struggling to contain ... Read more...

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Central help sought as Orissa’s cholera epidemic worsens


September 14th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) With cholera and other water-borne diseases rapidly spreading in Orissa's Rayagada tribal heartland and claiming some 39 lives, the state unit of the opposition Congress Tuesday sought the ... Read more...

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West Africa Plagued By Cholera Epidemic


September 11th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Reports have stated the outbreak of a serious cholera epidemic in West Africa. The situation has worsened after heavy rains with the reports ... Read more...

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10 killed in cholera outbreak in Uganda


June 17th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, June 17 (IANS) At least 10 people died and 20 were hospitalised after a cholera epidemic broke out in Uganda's Kayunga district, officials said Thursday. The epidemic that broke out June 4 ... Read more...

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22 die in Zimbabwe measles outbreak


December 30th, 2009 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Harare, Dec 30 (DPA) Twenty-two people, mainly children under five years, have died of measles in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, state media reported Tuesday. The Herald daily, which is close to ... Read more...

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150 years on, Suez Canal remains political issue


April 24th, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
By Anne-Beatrice Clasmann Cairo, April 24 (DPA) When French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps reached for his spade in the Egyptian city of Port Said April 25, 1859, London was far from happy.The British ... Read more...

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4000 portions of caviar and 8000 lobsters at Mugabe 85th birthday bash


February 28th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Feb.28 (ANI): Zimbabwe maybe facing a huge financial crisis, but this hasnt stopped its President, Robert Mugabe, from ordering caviar and lobsters for guests attending his 85th birthday celebrations. According to ... Read more...

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Tsvangirai urges the West to fund power-sharing government


February 23rd, 2009 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Harare, Feb 23 (DPA) Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Sunday made an impassioned appeal to the international community to fund the country's new coalition government, calling the situation in the hunger- and ... Read more...

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Loyalists praise Mugabe as he turns 85


February 22nd, 2009 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg/Harare, Feb 22 (DPA) State media and party loyalists in Zimbabwe praised President Robert Mugabe as he turned 85 Saturday, with a lavish party and banquet planned for next week. Zimbabwe's defence ministry ... Read more...

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Mugabe threatens to break off talks with opposition


January 19th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Jan.19 (ANI): Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Sunday threatened to break off power-sharing talks with the opposition, if the latters leader Morgan Tsvangirai declined to sign a deal in their ... Read more...

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Unicef offers $5mn to improve Zimbabwe’s health system


January 18th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Jan 18 (Xinhua) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has given $5 million to Zimbabwe to improve the country's health facilities and fight cholera epidemic.Unicef executive director Ann Veneman Saturday said the ... Read more...

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Cholera kills over 2,200 in Zimbabwe


January 17th, 2009 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Geneva/Harare, Jan 17 (DPA) Zimbabwe's cholera epidemic has continued its rapid spread, with the toll reaching 2,225 Friday, the UN said in Geneva.According to the organisation, 42,675 people have been infected with ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe court blasts leaders for worsening economy


January 12th, 2009 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Harare/Johannesburg, Jan 12 (DPA) The protracted wrangling by Zimbabwe's political leaders is furthering the deterioration of the nation's economy, Zimbabwe's high court head said Monday."Our political leaders should put aside their political ... Read more...

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Mugabe transferring funds to Malaysia: Report


January 10th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 10 (DPA) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is vacationing in Malaysia and has also transferred funds there, a South African newspaper reported.Mugabe's wife, Grace - who went with their four children ... Read more...

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