LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross reported a new outbreak of dengue fever in war-torn Yemen on Monday, with thousands of cases reported and several dozen...
CAIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has launched a vaccination campaign in two southeastern provinces in Sudan to contain a cholera outbreak following flash floods that swept the country in...
CAIRO (AP) — A children's advocacy group is warning of a spike in cholera cases in northern Yemen affecting hundreds of thousands of children and their families as a result of an increase in fuel...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Tempers flared on Tuesday as more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe's capital and surrounding towns found themselves without water after authorities shut down the main...
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N.'s humanitarian agency says that two of Sudan's southeastern provinces have reported 124 suspected cholera cases with seven deaths.
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's Health Ministry says at least seven people have died from a cholera outbreak over the past three weeks in a southeastern province.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — War-battered Yemen has been hit with more than 460,000 suspected cholera cases so far this year — a sharp rise from the 380,000 cases for all of 2018, the United Nations said...
IBO ISLAND, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique ripped the island of Ibo apart. Nearly a week after the storm roared in, Associated Press journalists found widespread...
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. migration agency has voiced concern over the condition of African migrants in Yemen amid reports of eight deaths from cholera in a detention center.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above...
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — In the summer of 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for final clearance to deliver half a...
BOPIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's first disaster was a cyclone. The second has been cholera. Now hunger could be the third.
The raging floodwaters that left a large part of central...
Vaccines blocked as deadly cholera raged in Yemen
BOPIRA, Mozambique (AP) — A battered notebook lists the people still alive in this village after a devastating cyclone. But sip by sip, a deadly threat remains.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the U.N. reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months and doctors in overwhelmed health...
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambicans lined up Wednesday to get cholera vaccines in the cyclone-hit city of Beira, at the start of a drive to inoculate nearly 900,000 storm survivors as part of...
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cholera cases in cyclone-hit Mozambique have risen above 1,400, government officials said Tuesday, as hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses arrived in an attempt to limit...
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambican and international health workers raced Monday to contain a cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit city of Beira and surrounding areas, where the number of cases...
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — As Mozambique battles to control a fast-spreading cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit central city of Beira, international assistance is arriving.
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cholera cases among cyclone survivors in Mozambique have jumped to 271, authorities said, a figure that nearly doubled from the previous day.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cholera cases in Mozambique among survivors of a devastating cyclone have shot up to 139, officials said, as nearly 1 million vaccine doses were rushed to the region and health...
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The first cases of cholera have been confirmed in the cyclone-ravaged city of Beira, Mozambican authorities announced on Wednesday, raising the stakes in an already...
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on southern Africa cyclone (all times local):
The head of the United Nations World Food Program says many survivors of the cyclone in...
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique faces a "second disaster" from cholera and other diseases, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday, while relief operations pressed into...
CAIRO (AP) — A United Nations humanitarian agency said on Monday that Yemen has witnessed a sharp spike in the number of suspected cholera cases this year, as well as increased displacement in a...
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Idai's death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to...
SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say thousands of migrating birds have died at California's Salton Sea this month from avian cholera.
The California Department of Fish and Game says ducks, gulls and other birds were found dead at the south end of the state's largest lake between Jan. 8 and last Thursday.
Testing showed signs of avian cholera, an infectious bacterial disease. It's spread through direct contact or from contaminated food or water.
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's public health ministry says at least 68 people have died in a cholera epidemic that began in July.
The ministry this week said it has registered more than 3,690 cases of the disease, which is caused by contaminated food or water and can kill within hours if untreated.
The epidemic has spread in the central Maradi region and has also affected the northern Tahoua, eastern Zinder and southwestern Dosso regions.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has embarked on a massive vaccination drive as it battles a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 49 people.
Health Minister Obadiah Moyo says the vaccination campaign, with help from the World Health Organization, is targeting more than 500,000 people between Wednesday and Sunday. Moyo says close to 1 million more people will be vaccinated starting next week.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.
A cholera outbreak has killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 7,000 as it spreads beyond Harare, posing the latest crisis for a government that pledges, somehow, to turn a collapsed economy into a middle-class one by 2030.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's opposition has walked out of parliament during President Emmerson Mnangagwa's state of the nation address as politics remain tense after a disputed election.
MDC party lawmakers say the president was not legitimately elected on July 30.
Tuesday's speech was Mnangagwa's first to parliament since the election many hoped would set the impoverished southern African nation on a new course after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's new government is battling criticism over a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 25 people.
A crowdfunding initiative by the finance minister amid reports of government spending on new vehicles for Cabinet members has only swelled public anger.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition says it has postponed an event to affirm its leader as the country's "duly elected president" because of a deadly cholera outbreak in the capital.
The announcement by the Movement for Democratic Change party comes after the government banned "public gatherings" in Harare to help curb the outbreak.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's police said Wednesday that they are banning "public gatherings" in Harare in an effort to curb a cholera outbreak that has killed 21 people.
Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said in a statement Wednesday that the ban aims to alleviate "the continuous spread" of cholera in the capital, where the government has declared an emergency.
Zimbabwean law broadly defines a public gathering as "a public meeting or a public demonstration."
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe's capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said Tuesday.
The deaths in Harare have many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands at the height of the southern African country's economic problems in 2008. Water and sanitation infrastructure is collapsing.
While touring a hospital, Health Minister Obadiah Moyo told reporters this outbreak is spreading to other parts of the country.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says nearly 120,000 suspected cases of cholera were reported in conflict-wracked Yemen between January and mid-August and the pace has been increasing.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that although the 120,000 figure is lower than during the same period in 2017, "the increasing rate of infections over recent weeks is raising concerns of a possible third wave of the epidemic, with the current rains increasing the risk."
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University associate professor is part of a team trying to prevent a large outbreak of cholera in war-torn Yemen.
The university said in a news release that Anta Jutla is associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and is part of a British-led humanitarian team. Cholera is caused by consuming contaminated food or water. It can cause severe diarrhea and lead to dehydration and even death.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government is rejecting trade union calls to delay the start of the new school year because of a cholera outbreak that has caused two deaths and infected dozens.
Health Minister Mokhtar Hasbellaoui insisted that "the situation is completely under control."
Speaking after a hospital visit on Sunday, he said the outbreak would be eradicated within days.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is warning of a possible "third wave" of the cholera epidemic in Yemen, which is already "the largest outbreak on record."
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday there have been more than 1.1 million suspected cases of cholera since April 2017, and the number is increasing. He said over 2,300 deaths have been reported.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. children's agency warned Wednesday of the potential for another cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen after airstrikes hit water facilities and other civilian infrastructure in the port city of Hodeida.
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said in a statement the airstrikes earlier this week damaged a sanitation facility and a station that supplies most of the city's water.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen said Friday he believes that more people are dying from indirect effects of the conflict now than from bombing, shelling and ground attacks.
Alexandre Faite pointed to more than 2,000 deaths from cholera and acute watery diarrhea in a little over six months, a crumbling health system, almost no power in most towns, and the absence of key commodities or their availability only at very high prices.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The body of former president James K. Polk has been moved three times since he died of cholera in 1849, and now an effort to move it again has taken on a life of its own in the Tennessee Legislature.
A much-debated resolution urging that his remains be moved to a fourth resting place appeared dead last month, but was resurrected before winning final approval Monday night in the House by a vote of 51-37.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State wildlife officials say avian cholera has killed more than 300 wild waterfowl in a southwestern Indiana county.
The state Department of Natural Resources says avian cholera is common among North America's waterfowl, but the recent bird deaths in Gibson County are the first time the disease has been documented in wild birds in Indiana.
The DNR says about 350 birds, mostly snow geese, have been found dead since December in western Gibson County.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia has struggled to contain one of its deadliest cholera outbreaks in years, sending soldiers into a slum last week to keep order, collaborating with the World Health Organization on a vaccination program and even declaring a week of prayer.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia is set to vaccinate one million people in its capital against cholera as a deadly outbreak grows.
The World Health Organization says doses of the cholera vaccine have been delivered to the impoverished southern African nation as fears spread in Lusaka.
Zambia's health ministry says 58 of the 63 countrywide deaths in the cholera outbreak that began in early October have occurred in the capital. Of the 2,672 cases across the country, 2,558 have been in Lusaka.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says around 1 million people in war-ravaged Yemen are believed to have been infected in a cholera outbreak that began last year.
The outbreak, which began in October 2016 and escalated in April, has killed more than 2,000 people.
The Red Cross said Thursday that more than 80 percent of Yemen's population lacks food, fuel, clean water and access to medical care.
CAIRO (AP) — An international aid group says 1 million people in three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases because of the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels.
The International Committee of the Red Cross says in a statement Friday the cities of Hodeida, Saada and Taiz had to stop providing clean water in recent days due to a lack of fuel.
THAINGKHALI, Bangladesh (AP) — U.N. agencies and Bangladesh's health ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh.
No cases of the potentially life-threatening diarrheal disease have yet appeared in makeshift camps in Bangladesh.
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the agency could have acted faster and sent more vaccines to fight a massive, deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year.
Dr. Peter Salama still expressed optimism that "we are turning (the) corner" on the preventable, water-borne disease that has topped 700,000 suspected cases and caused more than 2,000 deaths this year.