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THIS WEEK: Ministry in cholera vaccination drive

Ministry in cholera vaccination drive Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is set to roll out an oral cholera vaccination in the disease districts of Hoima, Buliisa, Pakwach, Nebbi, Kasese, Ntoroko, Zombo, Moyo, Busia, Namayingo and Arua. The exercise that is to be conducted in a phased manner …

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THIS WEEK: Cholera hits Hoima, Kagadi

THIS WEEK: Cholera hits Hoima, Kagadi Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | For two months now, cholera has hit residents of Hoima, Kagadi and Kyegegwa including the refugee settlements. Number of people affected with the disease in Hoima has reached 2000 and an estimated 40 kiled while Kyegegwa about 300 cases …

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13 die of cholera in NE Nigeria: official

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Thirteen people have died of cholera in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe in the past week, the state health commissioner said Friday, blaming the outbreak on contaminated water. Yobe is among the three states worst-hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, with many people living …

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Cholera ‘stabilising’ DR Congo capital: MSF

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | A cholera outbreak in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa is stabilising and moving in a downward trend, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday. The latest outbreak has affected 23 of the 26 provinces in the vast central African country since 2017, with “55,000 …

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WHO says ‘high’ cholera risk in DR Congo capital

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The World Health Organization Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. “In a big city like Kinshasa, which has between 10 and 12 million inhabitants, …

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Schools closed in Zambia as cholera toll rises to 61

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | The start of Zambia’s school year has been postponed and all public gatherings banned to contain a cholera outbreak that has killed 61 people, officials said Tuesday. Church services were cancelled on Sunday and a night-time curfew has been imposed to limit movement in Lusaka’s densely-populated …

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Zambia deploys army to battle cholera after 41 deaths

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu has deployed the army to help combat a cholera outbreak that has claimed 41 lives in the capital Lusaka and affected 1,550 more since September. The initial outbreak began on September 28 according to the World Health Organization and Zambia’s health …

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Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18: ministry

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry said Saturday, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues. The ministry said the outbreak had left “18 dead out of 570 cases recorded” between September 1 and …

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