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Experts link surge in disease outbreaks in Africa to climate change

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua |¬†African health experts on Thursday linked a surge in outbreaks of diseases in the continent to increased adverse climatic events. Patrick Otim, the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Incident Manager for the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, said Ebola and cholera, which have been reported in several …

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Horn of Africa hit by drought, cholera: UN

United Nations | Xinhua |¬†Amid the worst drought in 40 years, Horn of Africa countries have been hit by outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea, while fighting in northern Ethiopia continues, a UN spokesman said on Friday. The start of the October-December rains has been poor, and rainfall will …

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Kenya warns of cholera outbreak after 61 cases reported

  Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua |¬†Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Thursday issued an alert over the cholera outbreak after confirming 61 cases spread in six out of the 47 counties. Patrick Amoth, the acting director-general of the Ministry of Health, said out of the 61 cases of cholera reported, 13 …

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Busia municipality embarks on cholera vaccination

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Health workers have started a five days door to door cholera vaccination exercise in the 24 villages of Busia municipality. Busia municipality received a total of 71,150 doses of oral cholera vaccines that are administered to people aged one year and above. The vaccination exercise …

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Gov’t to rollout cholera vaccination in Kasese district

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Mass vaccination for cholera is set to be rolled out in Kasese district this weekend. The exercise will be done by a joint team comprising the Ministry of Health and the District Health Team with support from the World Health Organization-WHO. The exercise will target …

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Flood prone districts to receive second cholera vaccine dose

Kampala, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Ministry of Health will next month embark on cholera vaccination in flood-prone areas following reports of anticipated heavy rains. Oral cholera vaccine is used as part of the Ministry of Health‚Äôs integrated cholera prevention and control strategy. The others include the provision of safe water, improved …

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Climate change fuels infectious diseases in E. Africa

  Climate change, floods and droughts are fuelling the spread of pathogens that are resistant to drugs Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua |¬†Extreme weather events linked to climate change, including floods and droughts, are fuelling the spread of vector-borne diseases in the East and Horn of African region, experts said on …

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