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Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18

An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry said Saturday, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues.

Death toll in Borno cholera outbreak hits 61

The Borno state ministry of health says it had recorded 5,281 suspected cases of cholera as at October 31.

WHO to immunize 300,000 against cholera in Borno

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will immunize 300,000 people against cholera in Borno.

WHO renews polio fight in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday renewed its commitment to assist Nigeria combat polio and other child killer diseases.

Rural dwellers to benefit from NYSC medical outreach – coordinator

Alhaji Ladan Baba, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in Kano State, says 2,000 people will benefit from the scheme’s medical outreach in four local government areas of the state.

184 Nigerians die of cholera in 2017 – NCDC

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says no fewer than 184 persons died from an outbreak of cholera in eight states across the country this year.

United Nations begins mass cholera vaccinations in Rohingya camps

The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh Tuesday amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there.

Myanmar makes proposal to take back Rohingya refugees

A senior Myanmar minister proposed Monday to take back the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled across the border after a military crackdown, Bangladesh said, but gave no details of how the huge task could be achieved.

No cholera outbreak in Ogun – official

The Ogun State Government has dismissed speculations of a cholera outbreak in the state.

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.

Borno cholera outbreak could have been worse – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said the death toll of 48 recorded from outbreak of cholera in Borno State, North East Nigeria could have been more but for early intervention tion to combat the disease.

Nigeria says tracking 4 major disease outbreaks

Nigeria’s health minister, Isaac Adewole, has submitted the weekly report of the state of the nation’s public health to the cabinet, the Federal Executive Council.

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.

WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as Cholera crisis deepens

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year’s end.

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