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Niger cholera outbreak claims 67 lives

A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases, the UN said on Thursday, citing health ministry figures.
Medical staff give treatment to people suffering from cholera at a medical camp set up outside the Glen View polyclinic on September 19, 2018, in Harare. The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government to declare an emergency in the city after at least 3,000 cases were reported.Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP

Fear and anger as cholera strikes again in Zimbabwe

Sixty-year-old Emma Zhakata winces, struggling to hold back tears as she relates how her husband, one of 32 cholera victims in Zimbabwe, died within hours of falling ill.

Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

The death toll in Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (C,L) of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) speaks during a press conference at the MDC headquarters in Harare, on July 25, 2018 ahead of Zimbabwe's presidential election. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on July 25 said Zimbabwe's presidential election was set to be fraudulent and accused election authorities of bias, but said his MDC party would not boycott the vote. The vote on July 30 is "on path to be determined as a fraud election," he said, adding that the Zimbabwe Election Commission was "biased and has lost the confidence of the people of Zimbabwe./ AFP PHOTO / Zinyange AUNTONY

Zimbabwe opposition to call off ‘inauguration’ due to cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC party on Friday called off plans to hold a mock inauguration to name its leader Nelson Chamisa as the country’s president after public gatherings were banned due to a cholera outbreak.
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WHO: Cholera spreading rapidly in Zimbabwean capital Harare

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 25, the government said on Thursday as the World Health Organisation warned that the water-borne disease is spreading rapidly in the capital Harare.
Zimbabwean police on patrol in Harare - AFP-File - DESMOND KWANDE

Zimbabwean police ban public gatherings in Harare after cholera outbreak

Zimbabwean police have banned public gatherings in the capital Harare following a cholera outbreak that has killed 21 people and left more than 3,000 people hospitalised.

Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency after death toll rises to 20

Zimbabwe has declared a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare after the death toll rose to 20 and more than 2,000 people were infected after drinking contaminated water, new Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said on Tuesday.

Cholera: UNOCHA seeks urgent intervention, records 680 cases in Borno

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has called for urgent and strengthened interventions following more reported cases and deaths from the recent cholera outbreak in Borno.
David Parirenyatwa

Report: Cholera kills 5 people in Zimbabwe capital

Zimbabwe's ex-health minister David Parirenyatwa has reportedly said a deadly cholera outbreak in Harare is feared to have killed at least five people while 35 others have been admitted at a hospital.
An outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has killed 10 people over the past two weeks and more than 1,200 people have the illness. -AGENCIES

Holy water blamed for cholera outbreak in Ethiopia

A cholera outbreak in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has reportedly been blamed on holy water, after at least 10 people died over the past two weeks, while more than 1 200 people have contracted the disease.

Cholera outbreak kills 14 in Borno

Borno State Government on Wednesday confirmed fourteen persons dead following an outbreak of cholera.

Cholera: FCTA cautions against open defecation

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned residents to desist from open defecation to prevent cholera in the territory.

8 killed, 20 hospitalised in suspected cholera outbreak in Kano

Barely one week after about eleven persons died of a suspected cholera outbreak in Bebeji Local government area of Kano State, another similar outbreak has been recorded in Gwarzo Local Government Area of the State, claiming about eight lives with 20 others hospitalised.

NCDC: Cholera outbreak in North contained

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the recent cholera outbreak in some northern states had been contained through the rapid responses from NCDC and other partners.

NCDC: New Cholera cases in decline

Although cholera cases are still being reported from eight states, there has been a general decline in the number of new cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said.

Cholera kills five, 50 others hospitalised in Katsina

No fewer than five persons have died and 50 others hospitalised over suspected outbreak of cholera in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

11 die of cholera in Katsina

No fewer than 11 persons were said to have been killed by cholera outbreak, which hit six local government areas of Katsina State.

Three die of Cholera in Gombe, 27 hospitalised

Cholera outbreak at Tsangaya Islamic school, Madaki, in Gombe State, has led to the death of three pupils while 27 others were hospitalised.

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