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U.N.-Supported Cholera Vaccination Teams Reach More Than 729K In Haitian Areas Hit Hard By Hurricane Matthew

U.N. News Centre: More than 729,000 Haitians vaccinated against cholera in U.N.-supported campaign “A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)-backed vaccination campaign has reached more than 729,000 people in Haiti’s areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the country last month, the health agencies said. According…

Scientists Trace Genetic Origins Of Current-Day Cholera Strains

Science: How today’s cholera pandemic was born “The world is in the grip of its seventh cholera pandemic, but that’s not exactly news. Today’s pandemic has been around since the 1960s, burning through developing countries like Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti. Now, scientists have used DNA from historical samples…

Number Of Suspected Cholera Cases Doubles To More Than 4K In November, WHO Says

Reuters: Yemen’s suspected cholera cases double to 4,000-plus: WHO “Yemen is at risk of a significant cholera outbreak with the number of suspected cases doubling within 12 days to over 4,000, the World Health Organization said. The outbreak in a country ravaged by a 20-month war that has killed thousands…

Haiti Launches Large Cholera Vaccination Campaign; More Sustainable Prevention Efforts Needed, Experts Say

Reuters: Haiti launches massive cholera vaccination drive but worries remain “Haiti has launched a massive cholera vaccination campaign to battle a flare-up after Hurricane Matthew, but concerns remain about the capacity for longer-term improvements to water and sanitation infrastructure needed to eradicate the disease…” (Brice, 11/9). VOA News: Haiti Launches…

Haiti, U.N. Begin Cholera Vaccination Effort To Reach 800K People Impacted By Hurricane Matthew

NPR: Haiti Launches Largest-Ever Cholera Vaccination Campaign “Haiti on Tuesday launched the largest emergency cholera vaccination campaign ever attempted. The plan is to try to vaccinate 800,000 people in parts of the country devastated by Hurricane Matthew…” (Beaubien, 11/8). U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed cholera vaccination campaign kicks off [Tuesday] in…

Nearly 3K Cholera Cases Recorded In War-Torn South Sudan Since July, WHO Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cholera cases in S. Sudan spike, outbreak spreads to Unity state — U.N. “Nearly 3,000 people in war-torn South Sudan have contracted cholera since July, the World Health Organization reported on Tuesday, warning that the outbreak had now spread to a region where conflict is hampering efforts…

Climate, Environmental Changes Impact Diseases’ Ability To Adapt, Spread

Financial Times: A 19th century plague revived in an age of climate change Emma Glennon, Gates-Cambridge scholar and Ph.D student at Cambridge University “…The persistence of [cholera] in Haiti is a tragedy but it is not random. It is part of a larger global pattern of cholera re-emergence. Hurricane Matthew…

Al Jazeera’s ‘Rewind’ Looks At Cholera In Haiti, Accountability For Outbreak

Al Jazeera: Rewind: Haiti in a Time of Cholera “Ten years ago, in November 2006, Al Jazeera English was launched. To mark that anniversary, we’ve created REWIND, which updates some of the channel’s most memorable and award-winning documentaries of the past decade. We find out what happened to some of…

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