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Cholera and Mozambique:  Outbreak Response Following Cyclone Idai

Cholera and Mozambique: Outbreak Response Following Cyclone Idai

There has been a recent surge of Cholera cases in Mozambique in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Idai. This week’s Outbreak Thursday post examines how this event opened the opportunity for a disease outbreak and the challenges public health professionals will face with increased incidence of severe extreme weather events.

Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak Test of New Government

Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak Test of New Government

Zimbabwe declared a State of Emergency after an outbreak of cholera sickened thousands of people, prompting the newly-elected government to ban public gatherings in the capital city, Harare. We explore Zimbabwe’s recent struggle with cholera and the role these social distancing measures might play in responding to cholera.

WHO Warns of Possible "Third Wave" of Cholera in Yemen

WHO Warns of Possible "Third Wave" of Cholera in Yemen

The WHO and UN both issued recent warnings of a possible third wave of cholera infections in Yemen. The warnings are based on recent increases in disease incidence, but official data is limited, making it difficult to assess the circumstances contributing to the warnings.

Cholera on Vancouver Island, Canada

Cholera on Vancouver Island, Canada

While cholera typically affects developing countries, particularly areas without access to clean water or effective sanitation systems, it can cause outbreaks in developed nations as well. Health authorities on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada) recently reported a cholera outbreak believed to be linked to the consumption of herring eggs.

Yemen Crisis- Update

Yemen Crisis- Update

Outbreak Thursday revisits the health emergencies facing Yemen in the midst of its ongoing humanitarian crisis. Cholera, meningitis, and diphtheria all continue to pose health threats to this vulnerable population.

Cholera in Zambia

Cholera in Zambia

Facing the prospect of a growing cholera outbreak, the Zambian government experienced pushback by the public against some public health interventions aimed at controlling the outbreak.

Displaced Populations and the Threat of Disease

Displaced Populations and the Threat of Disease

Populations forcibly displaced from their homes by natural disasters, persecution, and conflict are extremely vulnerable to a myriad of infectious disease and other health threats. We take a look at two ongoing outbreaks among refugees in Bangladesh and Kenya.