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About cholera epidemics
In Nigeria, a total of 17,512 suspected cholera cases have been reported during the first half of this year. The ongoing epidemic threatens to exceed the death toll from previous years.
Conferences & International Events
The 8th annual meeting of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) covered the recent activities and achievements of the GTFCC and the working groups.
About cholera epidemics
The cholera epidemic in Yemen continues to represent one of the worst cholera epidemics in recent history, with over 2.5 million suspected cases reported since 2016.
About cholera epidemics
Case-area targeted interventions prevent cholera spread by focusing control measures on clusters of cases.
About cholera epidemics
Cholera cases have not been reported in Haiti since January 2019. The country that was once heavily burdened by the disease is now one year away from officially declaring cholera elimination.
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About cholera epidemics
Forcibly displaced populations are often affected by infectious diseases such as acute respiratory infections, diarrhea, measles, and malaria. A recent study by Desai et al. has described the range of pathogens affecting forcibly displaced populations from 1996 to 2016.
Conferences & International Events
The GTFCC virtual event held this summer highlighted the progress made by cholera-affected countries, including Zambia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Haiti and Bangladesh. The event was organized in observance of the 73rd World Health Assembly.
About cholera epidemics
Ethiopia is currently experiencing a cholera epidemic, with at least 6,789 suspected cases reported from January to August 2020. Against a backdrop of multiple humanitarian crises in the country, including flooding, poor access to clean drinking water and the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to quickly control the current cholera outbreaks.
About cholera epidemics
The ongoing cholera epidemic in Yemen is considered one of the worst cholera epidemics in recent history, and the already strained efforts to control the epidemic in this war-torn country have been further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
About cholera epidemics
No news is good news. In Haiti, no new cases of cholera have been confirmed for 15 months.
About cholera epidemics
During late-2017 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a cholera outbreak emerged that showed potential to spread throughout the city. In a recent publication in BMC Infectious Diseases, Bompangue and colleagues describe a novel targeted water and hygiene response strategy that was implemented to quickly stem the outbreak.
About cholera epidemics
A recent study has investigated the association between cholera and food insecurity in 30 low- and middle-income countries. The results showed a relationship between annual cholera incidence and overall national food security, availability and affordability.
About cholera epidemics
To prevent cholera and other diarrheal diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a project aiming to rehabilitate and extend the piped water infrastructure in Uvira is ongoing. A recent study evaluating the impact of the project has developed predictive models to estimate the probability of microbial contamination of household drinking water and the quantity of water used at home for domestic activities.
About cholera epidemics
No cases of cholera have been confirmed In Haiti since February 2019. This represents the first lull in cholera cases in the country since the bacterium was inadvertently imported nine years ago.
Conferences & International Events
The annual Global Alliance Against Cholera Advisory Council Roundtable Discussion was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. The meeting provided the opportunity to present and discuss some of the latest advances in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) to control and prevent cholera.