cholera - updates

Rappler's latest stories on cholera


Cholera kills over 27,000 pigs in Indonesia

Dec 14, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Authorities say the pace of deaths is increasing

Indonesia buries over 1,000 cholera-hit pigs

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:36 PM

Some 6,000 pigs have died across North Sumatra since September with many dumped into local waterways

Mozambique steps up war against cyclone-induced cholera

Mar 28, 2019 - 8:42 PM

A World Health Organization official says 9 cholera treatment centers are being set up around the central Sofala province, which bore the brunt of the cyclone

AFTERMATH. An aerial view shows fields flooded by the cyclone Idai along the Buzi River in the Buzi region, Mozambique, on March 26, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique reports 5 cholera cases

Mar 27, 2019 - 6:13 PM

UN humanitarian aid chief Mark Lowcock has appealed for $282 million of relief aid over the next 3 months for Mozambique

HELP NEEDED. Women wait in a line to receive relief supplies from South Africa's disaster relief organization Gift of the Givers after the area has been isolated by the Cyclone Idai in Estaquinha, about 80km west from Beira, Mozambique, on March 26, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:22 PM

More than 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded in the states of Yobe and Borno, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:11 PM

Authorities ban public gatherings in the city as a health measure against cholera

Haiti's killer cholera epidemic could end this year – UN

Jan 20, 2018 - 12:07 PM

'It's possible to eliminate cholera this year,' says Marc Vincent, UNICEF's representative

'MORAL OBLIGATION.' A child at the health center in Grand Dessalines receives oral re-hydration salts being administered by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the French NGO Acted during the cholera outbreak in Haiti, Grand Dessalines, Haiti, 25 October 2010. Marco Dormino/UNICEF/UN Photo

DOH's tips to protect yourself against the common rainy season diseases

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Here's how you can prevent getting dengue, leptospirosis, cholera, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and influenza

All graphics by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Saudi Arabia pledges $33.7M to UN to battle cholera in Yemen

Aug 06, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The cholera outbreak in Yemen has already claimed the lives of at least 1 915 people since April

A Yemeni woman suspected of being infected with cholera receive treatment at a makeshift hospital in Sanaa on July 13, 2017. More than 320,000 suspected cholera cases have been reported in nearly all of Yemen's districts and at least 1,740 people have died from the outbreak, said Stephen O'Brien, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs. / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed HUWAIS

UN asks countries to shift $40M to Haiti cholera fund

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

The General Assembly adopts a resolution endorsing a proposal from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who is facing a major shortfall in the 400 million needed to help Haiti recover from the epidemic

CHOLERA OUTBREAK. Patients with cholera symptoms receive medical attention in a field hospital of Samaritan's Purse in Randelle, Haiti, on October 19, 2016. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

May 15, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the cholera outbreak has killed 115 people and left 8 500 ill between April 27 and Saturday

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads – Red Cross

May 14, 2017 - 6:16 PM

UPDATED This is the 2nd outbreak of cholera in less than a year in the Arab world s poorest country

UN Haiti cholera fund still falls short despite British aid

Mar 18, 2017 - 2:13 PM

We will continue our efforts to mobilize the funds necessary to this new approach to cholera in Haiti in order to diminish the incidence of cholera in the country UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says

DIRE CONDITIONS. Patients with cholera symptoms receive medical attention in a field hospital of Samaritan's Purse in Randelle, Haiti, on October 19, 2016. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

After the hurricane, cholera hits Haiti's suffering survivors

Oct 22, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Nearly 300 people are afflicted with cholera since the onslaught of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Patients with cholera symptoms receive medical attention in a hospital of field of Samaritan's Purse in Randelle, Haiti, on October 19, 2016.  Food, medicine and other essential aid has been slow to reach areas slammed by Hurricane Matthew. Some desperate Haitians have taken to blocking parts of the road crossing the southern peninsula to intercept humanitarian convoys, in some cases looting them. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL

Refugees escape war, but face new threat in Europe – germs

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Health experts warn refugees are at risk of illnesses such as measles tuberculosis cholera and typhoid fever

epa05252765 A refugee woman washes her clothes, at a makeshift camp where refugees and migrants find temporary shelter, at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, 10 April 2016. The use of violence against refugees is dangerous and reprehensible, Refugee Crisis Body spokesman Giorgos Kyritsis says. EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Nearly 10,000 cholera cases, 150 deaths in Tanzania – WHO

Nov 27, 2015 - 11:13 PM

The World Health Organization says El Niño and the rainy season in Tanzania will only increase the spread of the disease

CHOLERA. A man infected by cholera rests at an MSF (Doctors Without Borders) center in Bujumbura, Burundi, 25 August 2005. AFP photo

4 killed in suspected Iraq cholera outbreak

Sep 19, 2015 - 5:32 PM

The country s health ministry strongly suspects the deaths resulted from a cholera outbreak reported a week earlier

Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti's humanitarian crisis – UN

Aug 19, 2015 - 10:17 AM

Haiti – the poorest country in the Americas – is already suffering from chronic instability and struggling to recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake

HAITI'S POOR. In this file photo, a family prepares food in a shanty house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January  12, 2015. Jean Jacques Augustin/EPA

What are the common rainy season diseases?

Aug 09, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Here are the signs and some prevention tips

Calm as Burundi truce starts after deadly protests

May 23, 2015 - 8:34 PM

Talks between protesters opposition parties and the government had been taking place says a civil society leader

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza. File photo by Christophe Karaba/AFP

Cholera outbreak kills 27 Burundi refugees in Tanzania

May 21, 2015 - 10:55 PM

Over 110 000 Burundians have become refugees since unrest erupted in their country in April

Five years after quake, cholera epidemic haunts Haiti

Jan 10, 2015 - 5:46 PM

As the fifth anniversary of the quake approaches teams of Red Cross workers are going house to house to disinfect homes close to the latest death from the intestinal infection

A member of the Ministry of Public Health disinfects a residence against cholera in the Carrefour area of Port-au-Prince, on December 10, 2014. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

On anniversary, UN pressed about liability for Haiti cholera

Oct 25, 2014 - 3:38 AM

On UN Day journalists and a lawyer say the UN must accept accountability for bringing cholera to Haiti by compensating the victims of the outbreak

Nepal, India floods kill nearly 200

Aug 18, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Torrential rain last week triggered multiple landslides and flooding devastating entire villages stranding thousands and damaging roads across Nepal and northern India

Nepal floods kill at least 97 as cholera fears rise

Aug 17, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Bodies found under mud and debris spark fears of a cholera outbreak in Nepal

CALAMITY. Indian residents and security personnel dig through mud following heavy rainfall and landslides in the Pauri district of the state of Uttarakhand on August 15. Photo by AFP/STR

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Jul 15, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Ban promised to seek 2 2 billion from international donors to help the destitute nation fight the disease which has also infected more than 700 000 people over the next 10 years

'MORAL OBLIGATION.' A child at the health center in Grand Dessalines receives oral re-hydration salts being administered by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the French NGO Acted during the cholera outbreak in Haiti, Grand Dessalines, Haiti, 25 October 2010. Marco Dormino/UNICEF/UN Photo

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

Jun 21, 2014 - 4:36 PM

But a UN spokesman denies that papers were served to UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon saying the secretary general s security intervened and that Ban would not have to appear in court in Brooklyn

File photo of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from AFP.

Hundreds infected by cholera in war-torn South Sudan –WHO

May 27, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Tens of thousands of refugees at UN bases are at risk of the disease

SPREADING DISEASE. Cholera, caused by rod-shaped bacteria, is transmitted to humans through dirty water or food

UN warns of surge in Haiti cholera deaths

Jan 22, 2014 - 9:50 PM

Since 2010 more than 8000 people have already died due to the cholera outbreak in Haiti

RESURGENCE. People lay in beds as health authorities deplored a resurgence of cholera. AFP File Photo

Haiti victims file cholera lawsuit against UN

Oct 10, 2013 - 8:43 AM

There had been no cholera in Haiti for at least 150 years until it was brought by UN peacekeeping troops from Nepal the petitioners argue

CHOLERA VICTIMS. In this file photo, patients with cholera lie on mats at the crowded St. Nicholas Hospital in Saint Marc, in the Artibonite region of Haiti, 25 October 2010 in Saint Marc, Haiti. UN Photo/Sophia Paris

7 ways to stay healthy this rainy season

Jun 05, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Wearing rain boots drinking tea and washing your hands are ways to stay healthy this rainy season

RAINY DAY BLUES. The monsoon season brings with it diseases and bacteria we need to guard against

Cholera outbreak hits Bongo Island, Maguindanao

Apr 08, 2013 - 11:49 AM

2 residents have died while 64 continue to be infected; open well seen as culprit

Tourists in Nepal warned over cholera outbreak

Aug 13, 2012 - 4:22 PM

Nepal urges foreign travellers to take precautions against cholera after 13 people died in an outbreak

WHO-DOH team probes cholera outbreak in Catanduanes

Jul 19, 2012 - 7:57 AM

Cholera cases in Catanduanes were first monitored in January this year and the problem persists to this day

Cholera outbreak declared in Virac, Catanduanes

Jun 15, 2012 - 6:10 PM

Health official says 748 Virac residents were confirmed to have contracted the bacteria that causes cholera in the past 6 months