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Cholera outbreak in Cuba after 130 years


July 15th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 15 (IANS) In the first cholera outbreak reported in 130 years, Cuba's health ministry confirmed 158 cases of the disease hitting the Caribbean island nation this month, according ... Read more...

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Ghana cholera toll rises to 21


April 19th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Accra, April 19 (IANS) The toll in the cholera outbreak here in Ghana's capital has risen to 21. Over 1,500 cases of the disease have been reported, an official said.Ato ... Read more...

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Aid for Haiti a priority as 600,000 still live in camps following quake


October 6th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- More than 600,000 people in Haiti are still living in camps after last year's devastating earthquake, the United Nations (UN) said on Wednesday, emphasizing the ongoing need ... Read more...

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Venezuela confirms 239 cases of cholera


February 4th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by BNO News
CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) --Venezuela's Health Ministry on Thursday confirmed 239 cases of cholera in the country, after a group of nationals contracted the disease during a trip to the Dominican Republic ... Read more...

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Special sugar, nanoparticles may help detect cholera toxin


January 19th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Central Florida have developed a technique that may someday become one of the most effective weapons to stop the spread of cholera, a ... Read more...

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Spain helping 40 percent of Haitians suffering from cholera


January 16th, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 16 (IANS/EFE) Forty percent of Haitians suffering from cholera are receiving economic aid from Spain, Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has said.Rubalcaba, however, added that there was still "very ... 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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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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15 people lynched in Haiti in two weeks


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 3 (IANS/EFE) Fifteen people have been lynched in the southwestern Haitian province of Grand'Anse over the past two weeks on suspicion of poisoning water supplies, media reports said Thursday.Several people ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera deaths top 1,500


November 26th, 2010 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 26 (IANS) An estimated 1,523 people have died of cholera and the epidemic could last for years in Haiti, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has said.According to the ... 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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Haiti cholera toll tops 1,000


November 17th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in Haiti's cholera outbreak has topped 1,000 people, the Caribbean country's health ministry said, as efforts to contain the disease continue.At least 1,034 people have ... Read more...

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Hindus appeal world for more aid to handle Haiti cholera outbreak


November 15th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 15 (ANI): Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has appealed to the international community to help Haiti in cholera crisis, where over nine hundred people have reportedly died and over 14,000 ... 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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Hurricane Tomas kills at least 20 people in Haiti


November 8th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 20 people were killed and several others are still missing in disaster-stricken Haiti after the country was hit by hurricane Tomas over the weekend, the ... Read more...

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Cholera outbreak: 2,000 evacuated from Haiti refugee camp


November 6th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 6 (IANS/EFE) More than 2,000 people were evacuated from a Haitian refugee camp in Corail to a nearby hospital to prevent the further spread of cholera, a humanitarian organisation has ... Read more...

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Cholera bacteria in Haiti similar to Southeast Asian variety


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 3 (IANS/EFE) The origin of the cholera bacteria discovered in Haiti, which over the past two weeks have caused at least 337 deaths and infected more than 4,700 people, is ... Read more...

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U.S. warns against travel to Haiti amid threat posed by Tropical Storm Tomas


November 2nd, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Tuesday warned American citizens to avoid traveling to Haiti because of the threat posed by Tropical Storm Tomas, which is expected to hit ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera deaths reach 330


October 30th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has reached 330, an official said.Though the illness continues to spread, steps taken to contain it are ... Read more...

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Cholera in Assam tea gardens: 16 killed, 150 affected


October 27th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 16 people have died and up to 150 affected in a deadly cholera outbreak in Assam, with most casualties reported from tea garden areas, officials said ... 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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Now cholera is creating havoc in Haiti, 250 died in the outbreak


October 25th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-au-Prince, Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A senior U.N. Official has told Reuters that he expects the cholera outbreak in Haiti to widen. The outbreak has already claimed the lives of some 250 ... Read more...

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Cholera Outbreak In Nigeria Has Left Hundreds Dead, United Nations Reveals


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Abuja, Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cholera has claimed more than 1,500 people across parts of Nigeria this year, the United Nations revealed on Friday. The total number of cases of ... Read more...

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Surviving on contaminated water, Orissa villagers hit by cholera


September 11th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirRayagada (Orissa), Sep.11 (ANI): Villagers in Orissa's Rayagada district have come under the grip of cholera, as their region lacks a safe and hygienic source of drinking water.These villagers are ... Read more...

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Cholera Claims About 800 Lives In West Africa


September 11th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nigeria, Sep 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Cholera outbreak in West Africa has claimed nearly 800 lives in two months. The survey reveals that this the worst epidemic in 19 years ... Read more...

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Cholera outbreak in China


August 29th, 2010 - 7:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) An outbreak of cholera, reportedly caused by unclean food, sickened 30 people in a province in east China, health officials said. The cholera outbreak was reported in Mengcheng county ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pakistanis facing serious health risk


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Of the 20 million people displaced by floods in Pakistan, at least 10 percent are facing serious health risks as hundreds of skin disease and diarrhoea ... Read more...

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UN warns 3.5 million children at water-borne disease risk in flood-hit Pakistan


August 17th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): As millions of people struggle to wade through country's worst floods in the last 80 years, the United Nations (UN) has warned that nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan ... Read more...

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UN chief meets Zardari, Gilani (Lead)


August 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called on Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and was briefed on the devastation ... 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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Zimbabwe could face ‘complete anarchy’ within a year


May 26th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Harare (Zimbabwe), May 26 (ANI): Zimbabwe could collapse into "complete anarchy" in a year if foreign aid does not bolster it's failing economy, a former judge has told Sky News Online.The nation ... Read more...

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South Africa calls for global assistance for Zimbabwe


February 12th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Feb 12 (IANS) South African President Kgalema Motlanthe Thursday called on the international community to come forward and help Zimbabweans rebuild their nation under the newly formed unity government, BuaNews reported. Motlanthe, ... Read more...

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