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Scientists Decode Genome Of Cholera Strain From 1849

New York Times: With Help of Victims From 1849, Scientists Decode Early Strain of Cholera “Using bits of human intestine stored in a Philadelphia medical museum in 1849, scientists have decoded the genes of an early form of cholera, the deadly diarrheal disease that first swept the globe just a…

Nigeria’s Kano State Faces Cholera Outbreak

“Ten people in Nigeria’s Kano State have died from cholera and another 300 have been hospitalized with the disease, health officials said,” United Press International reports. “Tijjani Hussein, the deputy director of the state’s ministry of health, said the government is advising residents to rush their family members to the…

PAHO Releases Update On Cholera In Haiti, Latin America

“The South Asian strain of cholera most likely introduced to Haiti by U.N. peacekeepers in 2010 has infected more than 700,000 people and spread to three other countries,” according to an update (.pdf) from the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) issued last week, Slate’s “The World” blog reports. In Haiti, “there have…

Haitian Health Minister Says Donor Countries Failing To Deliver Cholera Aid

“Most donor countries have failed to deliver on their promise to help Haiti fight cholera, making it difficult to combat the disease, reports … quoted Haitian Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume as saying on Thursday,” Xinhua reports. “Some 238 million dollars in promised aid were never delivered, Guillaume said, adding…

Zimbabwe Responds To Watchdog’s Warning Of Potential Cholera Outbreak

“Zimbabwean authorities on Wednesday accused an international group of overstating the risks of a cholera outbreak in the sprawling capital city of Harare, ensuring the public that the cholera epidemic that killed 4,000 people in 2008 won’t repeat again,” Xinhua/Global Times reports. Responding “to a 160-page Human Rights Watch report,…

Zimbabwe Capital Risks Cholera Outbreak, Human Rights Watch Warns

“Human Rights Watch on Tuesday warned that Zimbabwe’s capital Harare was at risk of repeating a cholera outbreak five years ago that killed over 4,200 people,” Agence France-Presse/France 24 reports (11/19). According to the group, “residents in Harare’s poorest townships have little access to clean piped water and often resort…

Media Outlets Report On Lawsuit Seeking Reparations From U.N. For Haitian Cholera Outbreak

CBS News examines the cholera epidemic in Haiti and “an unprecedented lawsuit” against the U.N., whose peacekeepers are suspected of bringing the disease to the country following the 2010 earthquake. However, “[t]he U.N. said it has legal immunity and will not accept claims for compensation,” according to the news service,…

Haiti Continues To Battle With Cholera, IPS Reports

“Some 2,400 kilometers from New York City, where victims of Haiti’s cholera epidemic are suing the United Nations in a U.S. federal court, the disease continues to burn through the populace with no end in sight,” Inter Press Service reports. “In a single week between October 19 and October 26,…

Capitol Hill Briefings Examine Health Inequities, Cholera In LAC

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ (NTDs) “End the Neglect” blog describes two Capitol Hill briefings held last week “discussing the regional inequities in health and the cholera epidemic” in Latin America. According to the blog, a briefing titled “‘Public Health in Latin America’ was hosted by Representative Sam Farr…

Officials Report Cholera Outbreaks Throughout Nigeria

“At least three persons were confirmed dead, while few others were said to have been discharged after treatment in Lagos, following an outbreak of cholera in at least five local government areas,” Nigeria’s Vanguard reports (Akoni, 10/24). “Officials say an outbreak of cholera in Nigeria’s northwest Zamfara state has infected…