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First Locally Acquired Dengue Case Of Season, First Indigenous Cholera Case Reported In Taiwan

Global Dispatch: Taiwan reports first ‘locally acquired’ dengue case of the summer, first indigenous cholera case “The Taiwan Center for Disease Control (CDC) is advising the public about removing mosquito breeding sites after health officials reported the first autochthonous case of dengue fever this summer. … Health authorities are also…

Blog Post Discusses Progress On, Challenges To Cholera Treatment, Prevention

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Cholera in 2014: How Do You Mix Optimism With Worry on the Long Walk Home? Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses her walk to and from work, during which she ponders…

Number Of Cholera Cases, Deaths Rise In S. Sudan

VOA News: South Sudan Cholera Cases, Deaths on Rise “Health officials in South Sudan were scrambling Monday to contain a cholera outbreak as the death toll from the diarrheal disease rose and infections were reported beyond the capital, Juba, and in other parts of Central Equatoria state and in distant…

Oral Cholera Vaccine 86% Effective, Study Shows

News outlets report on a recent study’s findings that an oral cholera vaccine is 86 percent effective in controlling the disease. Agence France-Presse/Global Post: Cholera vaccine is 86 percent effective “A cheap and easy to deliver oral vaccine against cholera is 86 percent effective in preventing the infection which causes…

Cholera Outbreak In S. Sudan Capital Worsens

IRIN: South Sudan capital faces worsening cholera outbreak “Health officials are warning that a cholera outbreak in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, which has left 23 people dead and forced more than 670 others to seek treatment, could be getting worse…” (5/28).

Flooding Caused By Militants Leave Iraqi Villages At High Risk Of Disease

IRIN: Threat of disease in Iraq villages flooded by militants “Flooding caused by the forced closure of a major dam on the Euphrates river has destroyed villages and farms across a 200sqkm area west of Baghdad, leaving tens of thousands homeless and at high risk of waterborne diseases like cholera…”…

Funding, Political Resolution Critical To Addressing Cholera, Hunger In S. Sudan

New York Times: South Sudan’s Plight Andrea Tamburini, director of operations at Action Against Hunger In a letter to the editor, Tamburini notes a cholera outbreak and increasing food insecurity in South Sudan, stating, “…Emergency teams must swiftly address cases of cholera and prevent its fatal spread. Nutrition teams must…