Poor access to safe water has exacerbated the cholera outbreak raging in the war-torn provinces of Syria, where local authorities are struggling to contain the spread with chlorine tablets and vaccines. More than 35,000 cases of suspected cholera across the country, according to the United Nations children’s agency. UNICEF said only about 2,500 people hadREAD MORE
The death toll from cholera in Haiti has risen to 136 as the outbreak gets “worse and worse every day”.
CNN — Deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti According to the Ministry of Health of the Caribbean country, 136 lives have been claimed to date. According to a statement from the Haitian Ministry of Health, 89 of those infected have died in hospitals or cholera treatment centers, while 47 of them have died at home. TheREAD MORE
A shortage of cholera vaccines has forced a temporary switch to a single-dose strategy instead of the usual two in campaigns to control the growing number of outbreaks World Health Organization Wednesday said. The UN health agency said “a tight global supply of cholera vaccines” prompted the International Coordinating Group (ICG), which manages emergency vaccineREAD MORE
When humanitarian workers in Haiti try to describe their fears of a new and rapidly spreading cholera epidemic, they struggle to find strong enough words: “alarming”, “chaotic” and even “catastrophe”. A significant part of the island’s population has become isolated and has no access to medical care – either due to a serious lack ofREAD MORE