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By Robert Herriman On Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Mexico reports five additional cholera cases from La Huasteca region

The Mexico Ministry of Health has reported five new cholera cases from the La Huasteca region on the Gulf coast, this brings the total number of cases in the current outbreak to 176. Image/[email protected] C via Wikimedia More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Nigeria: Zamfara cholera death toll up to 50

In a follow-up to an earlier report, the death toll due to the outbreak of cholera in Zamfara State in Nigeria has climbed to 50, according to the Nigerian news source, Leadership Tuesday. Vibrio cholerae on TCBS More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 20th, 2013
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Cholera cases up a dozen in Mexico, total case count now 171

In a follow up to the current cholera outbreak in Mexico, The Ministry of Health in Mexico has reported another 12 cases in the past week, bringing the total case count to 171, according to a World Health Organization More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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Cholera confirmed in South Carolina, linked to eating raw shellfish

At least three people in South Carolina have been confirmed positive for the bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of the gastrointestinal disease, cholera, according to South Carolina health officials More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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Mexico cholera outbreak rises to 159 cases, majority from Hidalgo

In a follow up to a report earlier this month, the cholera outbreak in Mexico has increased significantly in the past week or so, according to the  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).   Vibrio choleraeImage/CDC/ More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 12th, 2013
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Cholera outbreak reported in Zamfara State, Nigeria

At least 130 people hospitalized and two people have died in Zamfara State in northwestern Nigeria in a current cholera outbreak, according to a report in the Nigerian Bulletin. The outbreak has affected the areas More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 7th, 2013
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PaxVax Initiates Phase 3 Clinical Trial Challenge Studies for Single-Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine

PRESS RELEASE Menlo Park, Calif., – September 6, 2013 – PaxVax Inc, which develops and commercializes innovative vaccines against infectious diseases in a socially responsible manner, today announced that it More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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Cholera in Cuba now stands at 163 cases

Just days after the US Interests Section in Havana, Cuba issued a “security message” for US citizens residing in or traveling to the  island due to a cholera outbreak, the Pan American Health Organization More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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PAHO issues cholera update for Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently released an Epidemiological Update for cholera in the Caribbean region, covering Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Image/CIA According to the report, in More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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Yale researcher discusses Haiti cholera outbreak and link to UN peacekeepers

Earlier this month, researchers from Yale University released a report detailing the legal and medical reasons why the United Nations (UN) should been be held responsible for this cholera tragedy in Haiti. Haiti More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 17th, 2013
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Guinea-Bissau cholera outbreak risks expected to ‘linger for several months’

The west African country of Guinea-Bissau has reported 700 cases of cholera thus far in 2013, making it the country in the region with the most cases, according to a IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Yale Law report: UN should be held accountable for Haiti cholera outbreak

In a report published Tuesday by The Transnational Development Clinic and The Global Health Justice Partnership of Yale law school and L’Association Haïtienne de Droit de l’Environnement, researchers say More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
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The CDC advises ‘practicing usual precautions’ to prevent cholera if traveling to Hispaniola

The cholera outbreaks in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been ongoing since the fall of 2010 resulting in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of cases, according to a CDC travel notice today. Image/CIA In More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
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Philippines: Maguindanao cholera outbreak sickens 67, two dead

An outbreak of the bacterial disease, cholera, has sickened dozens, mostly children on Bongo Island, Maguindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), according to a PhilStar report April 8.   Maguindanao More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 15th, 2013
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Cholera outbreak in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo nears 400 cases

The Republic of Congo’s second largest city, Pointe-Noire, is experiencing a cholera outbreak , which to date has infected at least 389 and killed 10, according to a Integrated Regional Information Networks More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 3rd, 2010
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CDC issues travel notice for Dominican Republic because of cholera

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice today for US travelers going to the Dominican Republic. It has been reported that since November 16th, Dominican Republic health officials More...


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