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Cholera Outbreak Kills 18, Infects At Least 170 In South Sudan

VOA News: South Sudan Suffers New Cholera Outbreak “South Sudan has declared a cholera outbreak following the deaths of 18 people and at least 170 recorded cases in recent days. South Sudan’s Minister of Health Riek Gai Kok told reporters the outbreak began in crowded United Nations refugee camps in…

WHO Works To Address Cholera Outbreak In Tanzania

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency ramps up efforts against Tanzania cholera outbreak “The cholera outbreak in Tanzania continues to spread among the populations in the country’s western Kigoma region amid an influx of refugees from neighboring Burundi, the United Nations health agency warned [Thursday] as it detailed its ongoing…

NPR Interviews PIH Official On Efforts To Control Cholera In Haiti

NPR: Haiti Sees Spike In Cholera Cases 4 Years After Outbreak Began “Haiti has been struggling to control a cholera epidemic that began after the 2010 earthquake. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Louise Ivers, the senior health adviser for Partners in Health…” (Montagne, 6/2).

Haiti’s Early Rainy Season Causes Increase In Cholera Cases

NPR: Cholera Surges In Haiti As Rain Arrives Early “…An unusually early start to the rainy season has brought a spike in the waterborne bacteria — and thus the number of infections. In the first four months of this year, the number of reported cholera cases was nearly 400 percent…

U.N. Efforts To Stem Cholera Outbreak Among Burundian Refugees In Tanzania Showing Progress

Agence France-Presse: Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees in Tanzania slowing: U.N. “A cholera outbreak raging among Burundian refugees in Tanzania has slowed significantly with no new deaths reported in the past five days, the United Nations said Tuesday…” (5/26). Reuters: Cholera epidemic hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N. “About…