Sudan Unrest: The threat of ‘germ bomb’ as lab seized in Khartoum
In conflict-hit Sudan, fighters seized the public health laboratory in Khartoum. Trained technicians don’t have access to the facility, which stores measles and cholera pathogens. Frequent power cuts mean there is a risk of spoilage of an already-depleting stock of blood bags
Cholera’s comeback in Haiti: All you need to know about the killer disease
According to the WHO, 29 countries have reported Cholera outbreaks this year, up from under 20 for the previous five years combined. Apart from Haiti, the disease is also spreading quickly in war-scarred Syria and neighbouring crisis-hit Lebanon
Haiti's government requests help of international armed forces to quell chaos
Many Haitians have rejected the idea of another international intervention, noting that UN peacekeepers were accused of sexual assault and sparked a cholera epidemic more than a decade ago that killed nearly 10,000 people
Explained: Why Nepal’s Kathmandu has banned Paani Puri
Nepal’s health ministry says traces of Cholera bacteria have been found in the water used in Paani Puri in Kathmandu
North Korea reports another infectious disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave
Some observers say the 'an enteric epidemic' refers to an infectious disease like typhoid, dysentery or cholera, which routinely occur in North Korea
Split doses, delay second shot, inject into skin; in crises, vaccines can be 'stretched': Experts
There is hard evidence that fractional doses and delayed doses have worked when doctors have tried them out of desperation.
Chinmay Tumbe on his new book that investigates major pandemics, and how they influenced India, the world
In 'The Age of Pandemics', Tumbe specifically focuses on the period between 1817 to 1920, which witnessed nearly five percent of the mid-point global population —or 70 million people — being wiped out by pandemics.
During monsoon, Vitamin D deficiency, diarrhoea, malaria among health issues that can affect humans
Weather changes, moisture and an abundance of allergens usually make monsoon season very difficult for those who have asthma or are prone to respiratory allergies.
Pakistan takes a step towards ensuring safe drinking water. Here's why this is an important development
Dirty water causes a host of diseases such as dysentery, polio, typhoid, cholera and chronic diarrhoea to name a few.
Toll from cholera outbreak in Lake Chad region crosses 500; UN says more than six million people at risk of disease
The Lake Chad region straddles parts of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, which are all facing the crisis of a cholera outbreak.
Diarrhoea took more lives than any other water-borne disease in past five years, govt data shows
Over five years to 2017, water-borne diseases — cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid and viral hepatitis — caused 10,738 deaths, latest government data shows
Yemen will face mass famine unless Saudi Arabia-led coalition ends blockade of aid, warns UN
Some 17 million people in Yemen are in desperate need of food, seven million of whom are at risk of famine and cholera has caused more than 2,000 deaths.
Rohingya crisis: UN launches cholera vaccination drive in Bangladesh for 650,000 refugees
The UN is working with the Bangladesh government to vaccinate 650,000 people living in the sprawling camps against cholera, which spreads through dirty water and can kill if left untreated
Yemen cholera crisis: WHO urges country to accept vaccines to contain epidemic which has claimed 2,000 lives
Yemen, where a multinational conflict has caused a humanitarian crisis, had asked the UN health agency earlier this year for doses of the vaccine and later changed its mind
Sierra Leone mudslides: 109 minors killed, toll likely to increase as 600 still missing
At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone
Yemen cholera outbreak: 5,000 people affected daily; poor sanitation leading to rapid spread of disease
Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said
Cholera crisis in Yemen: Saudi Arabia pledges $33.7 mn aid to help WHO combat disease
Saudi Arabia has pledged $33.7 million to help the World Health Organisation eradicate cholera in war-wrecked Yemen, where the disease has killed nearly 2,000 people, the WHO said on Sunday
Dengue, malaria deaths rise in Delhi despite growing health expenditure and claims of health revolution
Despite rising expenditure in the health sector, both communicable and non-communicable diseases continue to claim lives in rather big numbers, shows white paper on Delhi’s health sector released by Praja Foundation on Thursday.
Yemen cholera outbreak: Death toll rises to 1,800; Red Cross warns over 6,00,000 may be affected in 2017
More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Sunday
Yemen cholera outbreak: 1,600 people dead as suspected cases surpass 300,000, says Red Cross
The International Committee of the Red Cross said the cholera epidemic in Yemen "continues to spiral out of control" since it erupted in April.