cholera outbreak

Polluted Water Spreads Cholera in Zimbabwe

Article: Polluted Water Spreads Cholera in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, December 10, 2008 (ENS) – “I am feeling a little uncomfortable,” Henry said quietly. He is a middle-aged man, lying on a dirty floor, politely looking up at Clara Chamizo. Henry is so dehydrated his cheeks are hollow. Chamizo, a nurse with the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) project in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe,…

Kurdistan's Dirty Water Arouses Fears of Cholera Epidemic

Article: Kurdistan's Dirty Water Arouses Fears of Cholera Epidemic

By Azeez Mahmood SULAIMANIYAH, Kurdistan, Iraq, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – A rash of patients hospitalized with diarrhea and vomiting in northern Iraq has raised fears of a cholera outbreak across the region. In April, the main hospital in Sulaimaniyah received an average of 25 patients per day with such symptoms – which are very…

Iraq Braced for More Cholera Outbreaks

Article: Iraq Braced for More Cholera Outbreaks

BAGHDAD, Iraq, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – Health experts are warning that Iraq could be hit by new cases of cholera once temperatures start to rise. The government said its last cholera case was recorded in late November and has credited a public awareness campaign and the colder winter temperatures for halting the spread of…