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Cholera Kills 24 Persons In Bayelsa State
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Cholera Kills 24 Persons In Bayelsa State

THE Bayelsa State Government has announced that 24 persons have died as a result of cholera outbreak in the state. It was gathered on Saturday that about 200 cases of the epidemic were recorded in 30 communities with the coastal Southern Ijaw Local Government Area being the worst-hit. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Pabara Newton-Igwele, while confirming the incident, said the state government had mobilised its Rapid Response Team to mitigate the spread of the cholera disease. He said the government in partnership with the World Health Organisation had also adopted some measures to preserve the lives of the people during the period. Newton-Igwele said, “Some of the measures include the decentralisation of the RRT in the local government areas since last October; distr...
Fresh Cholera Outbreak Kills 11 People In Kano State
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Fresh Cholera Outbreak Kills 11 People In Kano State

A fresh outbreak of cholera has claimed 11 lives, while 47 others are currently hospitalised at Hanya Madaki, Halin Sarki, and Kunchi villages in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State. One of the youth leaders in the affected area, Ubali Dawud Abubakar, who confirmed the outbreak, said the three villages had been battling the suspected cholera outbreak for over one week, adding that despite reporting to the appropriate authorities, there had been no response. According to him, the last victim, who died as a result of the suspected cholera outbreak was buried yesterday evening.  Also, a parent of one of the victims, Musa Abdullahi, said about 47 persons had been treated at homes, as well as at some patent medicine outfit, within the affected communities, since the villages hi...
25 Fresh Cases of Cholera  Recorded in Adamawa
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25 Fresh Cases of Cholera Recorded in Adamawa

The Adamawa state Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed 25 new cases of cholera in over four Local government areas in the state.   A statement on the cholera epidemic issued by the Information Officer of the ministry, Mohammed Abubakar, named the Local government areas as  Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South.   It said that no death had been recorded with the  new cases. It added that 10 cases were recorded in Mubi South, eight in Maiha and six in Mubi North.  According to the statement, the epidemiological summary of the cases from May 1 to June 22 shows that 1,388 cases with 25 deaths were recorded in the four affected local government areas of Hong, Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South.   Maiha also has fatality rate of zero per cent with 16 cases recorde...
Major Health Reports Of Last Week
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Major Health Reports Of Last Week

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has blamed the increasing number of health workers infected with Lassa fever on their refusal to take necessary precaution while treating patients.   The Minister who said this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, when he paid a courtesy call on Governor David Umahi, described the recent outbreak in the state, which killed four health workers, as unfortunate.   According to the Minister, most doctors treat the deadly disease as if it “is any other ordinary disease” and thus fail to wear protective medical apparels while treating patients.   FG/WHO begins yellow fever vaccination in three states   The federal government began a mass vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of yellow fever in the country.   T...
After 61 Deaths, Cholera Outbreak In Borno Finally Over
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After 61 Deaths, Cholera Outbreak In Borno Finally Over

The cholera outbreak which has plagued Internally Displaced Persons, IDP camps in Borno State for the past five months is finally over, the World Health Organisation, WHO, said. The outbreak began in August on the outskirts of Maiduguri, and quickly spread through several camps for internally displaced persons and host communities. By December 19, about 5,365 suspected cases had been reported, including 61 deaths. The World Health Organisation in a statement released on Friday said the country has successfully contained a five-month cholera outbreak in conflict-affected Borno state. This feat was achieved with support from the WHO and other health partners. According to the international health agency, the government had also announced the end of the outbreak on December 21 ...
Update On Presidential Committee On The North-East Initiative 2nd Week Of December
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Update On Presidential Committee On The North-East Initiative 2nd Week Of December

Alkasim Abdulkadir, Maiduguri: On December 8, the Senate Committee on Special Duties paid a visit to the Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative. The PCNI Chairman Lt. Gen. T.Y. Danjuma who was presented by the Vice Chair, Tijjani M. Tumsah received the senators and disclosed that PCNI was forging ahead with its mandate of rehabilitating the victims of insurgency in the Northeast and has established a strategic framework to tackle challenges in the region. In response, the visiting Chairman of the Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Abdulaziz Murtala Nyako, said that the legislature was happy with PCNI’s framework of tackling challenges in the Northeast. He pledged that the Senate would not rest on its oars until victims of insurgency are fully settled. The lawmaker who...
Cholera Poses Grave Risks To Pregnant Women In North-East – UNFPA
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Cholera Poses Grave Risks To Pregnant Women In North-East – UNFPA

The outbreak of cholera posed grave risks to pregnant women in the Northeast states ravaged by the destructive activities of Boko-Haram terrorists, the UN Population Fund, UNFPA, has said. UNFPA said violence from the Boko Haram crisis had disrupted health and sanitation systems and left 1.7 million people displaced in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. In August, a cholera outbreak took hold in Borno, further threatening communities already subsumed by the humanitarian crisis, UNFPA said; adding, many pregnant women were living in camps or host communities “The disease, which causes dangerous levels of dehydration, has put women – especially pregnant women – at particular risk. “Cholera puts an enormous extra stress on the body of the pregnant woman and on the unborn baby,” said Homsuk ...
Cholera Outbreak: 1m Borno Residents To Be Vaccinated
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Cholera Outbreak: 1m Borno Residents To Be Vaccinated

About one million people are expected to receive Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) in the 5-day vaccination campaigns against Cholera, in Borno State. The exercise, which started, on Monday, following the outbreak of Cholera in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), would end on Friday. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, disclosed this at the flag-off of the vaccination in Maiduguri, on Tuesday. He said any child above age one could receive the oral vaccine. The World Health Organisation (WHO) which is leading the campaign with other national and international partners, said 915, 005 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) had been delivered to Nigeria for use in Borno State. “The 915, 005 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) from the Gavi-funded global stockp...
Cholera Fast Spreading In IDP Camps – UN
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Cholera Fast Spreading In IDP Camps – UN

Cholera is spreading fast through camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Most deaths were recorded in Muna Garage camp on the outskirts of state capital Maiduguri, the epicentre of the Islamist insurgency that has also destabilised neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger. A U.N. report said more than 530 suspected cases of cholera had been registered by Tuesday – more than three times the number reported five days earlier. Twenty-three people had died, it added, up from 11 reported on Aug. 31. The outbreak began late August, and aid workers had already warned that Nigeria’s rainy season could further spread disease in an already unsanitary displacement camps. About 1.8 million people have...
Cholera Spreads Through Camps In Nigeria’s Strife-Hit Northeast – UN
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Cholera Spreads Through Camps In Nigeria’s Strife-Hit Northeast – UN

Cholera is spreading fast through camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Most deaths were recorded in Muna Garage camp on the outskirts of state capital Maiduguri, the epicentre of the Islamist insurgency that has also destabilised neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger. A U.N. report said more than 530 suspected cases of cholera had been registered by Tuesday – more than three times the number reported five days earlier. Twenty-three people had died, it added, up from 11 reported on Aug. 31. The outbreak began late last month, and aid workers had already warned that Nigeria’s rainy season could spread disease in already unsanitary displacement camps. About 1.8 million people have abando...
WHO To Prevent Cholera, Malaria In Sierra Leone
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WHO To Prevent Cholera, Malaria In Sierra Leone

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of malaria and cholera in the wake of last week’s mudslides and flooding in Freetown. Mr. Alexander Chimbaru, Officer in Charge of WHO in Sierra Leone, said the UN health agency was doing everything possible to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the country’s capital. “The mudslides have caused extreme suffering and loss of life, and we must do all we can to protect the population from additional health risks. “With damage to water and sanitation facilities, residents of affected areas are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of pre-existing infectious diseases including malaria and diarrheal conditions such as typhoid and cholera,” Chimbaru said. The most ...
Sierra Leone Mudslide Deaths Hitting 400 – Chief Coroner
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Sierra Leone Mudslide Deaths Hitting 400 – Chief Coroner

Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies so far from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, its chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday. He said that he expected at least 500 bodies to be uncovered as the search continues. A national emergency has since been declared by the government. The heavy flooding of Sunday evening into Monday that caused the deaths and extensive infrastructure damage is thought to be Africa’s worst in 20 years, and the country’s president has appealed for international help. “And in the worst case there was a landslide which took away a whole section of the hill, just taking homes and families with it as well. So there have just been hundreds of bodies coming out of the dirt. “Contamination is an issue we worr...
Yemen On The Brink Of Famine Amid Cholera Epidemic
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Yemen On The Brink Of Famine Amid Cholera Epidemic

The international charity Save The Children says more than a million children in Yemen under the age of five are suffering from malnutrition as more than half of the country's population of 28 million face food shortages. Meanwhile, a cholera outbreak continues to threaten lives. Almost 1,900 people have died from the disease and more than 425,000 have been infected. Some of our viewers may find images in this report disturbing.
Filth Spreads Yemen’s Deadly Cholera Outbreak
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Filth Spreads Yemen’s Deadly Cholera Outbreak

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is so widespread that just drinking water can lead to death. Nearly 2,000 people have already succumbed to one of the worst recorded outbreaks of cholera in modern history, with over 400,000 having contracted the disease, according to the World Health Organization. Cholera, a diarrheal disease spread by ingestion of food or water tainted with human faeces, can kill within hours if untreated. It has been largely eradicated in developed countries equipped with sanitation systems and water treatment. But Yemen's devastating civil war, pitting a Saudi-led military coalition against the armed Houthi group, and economic collapse has made it extremely difficult to deal with catastrophes such as cholera and mass hunger. With stinking green watery filt...
Cholera outbreak kills two in Lagos!
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Cholera outbreak kills two in Lagos!

At least two persons have been confirmed dead, while 25 other residents of Lagos State are receiving treatment in hospitals following an outbreak of cholera in three local government areas of the state The Lagos State Government at a press conference in Alausa on Tuesday that,the outbreak was due to the heavy rainfall being experienced and the aftermath of flooding in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said, “Twenty-seven cases have been listed by our epidemiology/disease surveillance officers as of today, July 25, 2017. Two deaths were recorded from the 27 cases.” “In Oshodi-Isolo LGA, two cases were recorded. One was managed at a private hospital and he is alive, while one died at home. In Surulere LGA, 14 cases were reported and managed at Randle General Hosp...
Halt Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia – Corbyn
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Halt Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia – Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK’s main opposition Labour Party, has called for a halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and a ceasefire in Yemen. Since the start of war in Yemen, the UK has approved arms export licences to Saudi Arabia worth $4.1bn, according to London-based Campaign Against the Arms Trade. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Corbyn said: “We have constantly condemned the use of these weapons by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, and called for the suspension of the arms sales to Saudi Arabia to show that we are wanting a peace process in Yemen, not an invasion by Saudi Arabia. “We’ve made that very clear.” Yemen has been devastated by a war between forces loyal to the internationally recognised government, led by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and a Houthi rebel movement. ...
Kwara Now Free From Cholera Infection – Commissioner
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Kwara Now Free From Cholera Infection – Commissioner

Alhaji Atolagbe Alege, the Kwara Commissioner for Health on Monday confirmed that the state was now 100 per cent free from cholera infection and other communicable diseases. Alege made the confirmation in llorin while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the fate of six residents of llorin who were afflicted with cholera a week ago. He said that the state government had combed all parts of the state with the aim of eliminating cholera outbreak, which he noted had yielded positive result. Alege said that the outbreak of cholera had not claimed any life in any part of the state, adding that all the six victims of the disease had been discharged from hospital. The commissioner said that the four hospitals designated by the state government for the treatment of the cho...

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