Hospitals in Bahrain have been put on ‘cholera alert’ after a citizen who returned from Iraq tested positive for the bacterial infection. The woman, in her late 30s, fell sick in Kuwait three days ago while en route from Iraq, said
Iraq's first major cholera outbreak since 2012 has risen to at least 121 cases and spread to southern provinces along the Euphrates River, though no new deaths have been reported in days, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
The use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said.
The deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is working with the South Sudan government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera.
The vaccines come from an e
Iran said it had 43 cholera cases, four times more than previously announced, and added they were mostly near Iraq where there has been an outbreak of the disease, an Iranian news agency reported.
A World Health Organisation (WHO) official
Bahrain has stepped up an awareness campaign following the spread of cholera in Iraq, reported Akhbar Al Khaleej.
People should follow strict health regulations while travelling, a Health Ministry spokesperson said.
Cholera has jumped the border from Iraq to Iran, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.
It highlighted the need for Iraq's neighbouring countries to boost their defences against the deadly disease.
Cholera has struck
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned Iraq's neighbours to boost their defences against cholera, which has struck at least 3,315 people in Iraq.
The virulent disease is "continuing to spread across Iraq and dissemination to as yet
A case of cholera has been confirmed in southern Iraq, a senior health official said, raising fears the virulent water-borne disease is spreading through the country.
The vast majority of Iraq's 1,500 cases are in the north but cholera has
No cases of cholera or epidemic outbreak have been reported in Oman after killer cyclone Gonu struck the country.
Oman health ministry said it was taking all precautionary measures to tackle the infectious diseases.
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